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Doctors Who Do More

We employ doctors from top universities like Harvard, Stanford and NYU. Supported by advanced technology, our doctors can connect with members through in-person & virtual visits and 24/7 remote care.

Forward doctor Pooja Singh standing in the foreground of a Forward location lobby.

Meet Your Doctor

Penn Quarter, Washington DC
Poonam Maru, DO
Education
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences
Education
Christiana Care Health System/Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Why I practice at Forward
I practice at Forward because it provides personalized primary care that empowers patients.

Amanda C. Patterson, MD
Education
University of Illinois
Education
Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
Why I practice at Forward
Amanda finds that her personal medical practice philosophy greatly aligns with Forward's innovative approach to primary care.

Adam Hodes, DO
Education
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Education
Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts
Why I practice at Forward
Forward's focus on the individual and implementing technology to help care for members and communities alike aligns with my desire to practice in an environment that is progressive, affords me time with members and places foundational emphasis on their personal experience.

Forward’s Medical Leadership

Forward’s mission to recreate medical care from the ground up requires deep medical expertise. We’ve prioritized thought leadership and practical experience in providing world-class healthcare from the beginning.

Nate Favini, MD, MS

Medical Lead
Dr. Nate Favini
Dr. Nate Favini

Biography

Dr. Nate Favini is a passionate physician-leader who champions data-driven and compassionate health systems that care for the whole person.

Nate leads Forward's team of world-class doctors and works to improve quality, increase access and reduce cost for Forward members.

Experience

  • Director of Primary Care, CareMore Health Plan
  • Attending Physician, UCLA
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
  • Primary Care at Montefiore Medical Center

Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein
  • MS, Health Policy and Management, UCLA

Medical Advisory Board

We’ve sought out the brightest in the medical community for our Medical Board. We work closely with our advisors on product development and the latest research findings to deliver cutting-edge care.

Dr. Robert Wachter
Robert Wachter, MD
Chair of the Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Robert Wachter
Robert Wachter, MD
Chair of the Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Mintu Turakhia
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS
Executive Director, Center for Digital Health
Stanford Medicine
Dr. Mintu Turakhia
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MAS
Executive Director, Center for Digital Health
Stanford Medicine
Dr. Rick Lanman
Rick Lanman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Guardant Health
Dr. Rick Lanman
Rick Lanman, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Guardant Health
Dr. Amanda Hocking
Daniella Hocking, MD
Medical Product
Forward
Dr. Amanda Hocking
Daniella Hocking, MD
Medical Product
Forward
Dr. Charlie Morris
Charlie Morris, MD
Cardiologist
California Pacific Medical Center
Dr. Charlie Morris
Charlie Morris, MD
Cardiologist
California Pacific Medical Center

Wait Less, See Your Doctor More

Time Waiting

No more clipboards, year-old magazines, sad aquariums, receptionists, or sitting in your underwear on a long piece of paper. You have better things to do.

Traditional doctors can have you waiting 15 minutes before your visit. At Forward wait times are only 1-2 minutes.

Quality Time With Your Doctor

No more “Your four minutes are up! Hope you enjoyed your visit.” Deeply understand your health by spending quality time with your doctor. Leave with your questions answered and peace of mind.

Forward gives you three times the amount of time with your doctor compared to traditional doctors.

Work Together

We believe in shared decision making: your values and preferences matter. Our doctors are here to guide you, not lecture you. We help you weigh the pros and cons of any decision and always support your choices.

Collaborate and Create Plans

At the end of your baseline you will have a personalized plan based around the goals you discuss with your doctor. This may include nutrition guidance, follow-up labs, suggested exercises, etc.

The first time I met my doctor, I just felt like we had an immediate connection. She made it very personal: it was about the relationship and it was so easy to talk to her. That was great!

Jacinth, Member at Forward

What is a Care Team?

Whether it's getting you an answer in minutes at 3 A.M. or chasing down records and results on your behalf, your Care Team has your back. Care coordinators, nurse practitioners, and other MDs or DOs support your primary Forward doctor in making sure that you're always taken care of.

Nurse Practitioners

Our N.P. team supports your doctor by responding to questions and concerns sent via the Forward app. Yes, you can send them emoji.

Licensed Doctors

Forward's doctors are all MDs or DOs licensed in internal medicine or family medicine from top medical schools and hospital systems.

Medical Assistants

MAs ensure you always have a pleasant experience on site. They handle our real-time blood testing and genetic testing programs.