Virtual Health and Well-Being for Students with Dr. Bob Booth

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Episode Overview:

During this episode, Dr. Bob Booth, Chief Care Officer at TimelyMD, joins us to discuss the importance of addressing mental health issues in college students and how their virtual care platform works with universities to provide care.

While together, Dr. Booth shares his journey of joining TimelyMD, as well as the company’s mission to improve the well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anytime, anywhere. Additionally, Dr. Booth emphasizes the need for a population health approach and empowering students to take ownership of their own wellness. We also explore the future of the learning environment and mental health, as well as the importance of mental and behavioral health in our communities across the nation.

Join us for an insightful conversation at the intersection of healthcare and higher education. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • The importance of doing hard things and embracing failure in healthcare innovation
  • Dr. Booth’s journey to joining TimelyMD
  • Timely MD’s mission to provide virtual health and wellbeing solutions for higher education students
  • The importance of addressing mental health issues in college students
  • How TimelyMD works with universities to provide mental and behavioral health care through their platform
  • The future of higher education and mental health
  • The importance of mental and behavioral health in communities

About our Guest:

Dr. Bob Booth brings extensive expertise in clinical administration and a unique combination of medical, mental health and higher education experiences that make him perfectly suited to lead the dynamic and innovative care team at TimelyMD.

Most recently, Bob served as Regional Chief Medical Officer, VP of Physician Services at NorthStar Anesthesia, where he provided clinical and operational leadership across 43 hospital contracts from Texas to Montana. In this role, he led enterprise-wide strategy around developing and guiding clinical leaders to foster wellness in healthcare workers. He also played an integral role in shaping NorthStar’s approach to leadership development by addressing burnout, promoting well-being and building resiliency among providers.

Prior to attending medical school at Texas Tech and completing his residency in Anesthesiology at Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas, he worked in student affairs. After earning his B.S. at Abilene Christian University, he worked as the Director of Living and Learning Communities for four years at ACU while pursuing his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

Between his residence life and housing experience and completing practicum hours at the university’s on-campus counseling center, Bob has a deep and first-hand understanding of what college students are going through – from the continuum of homesickness to suicidal ideation.

Bob’s heart for helping college and university students flourish physically, mentally, and spiritually aligns perfectly with TimelyMD’s vision to help students be well and thrive in all aspects of their lives.

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