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Rishi Manchanda, MD

Clinical advisory board member

Rishi Manchanda, MD brings an innovators approach to our Clinical Advisory Board and on-the-ground insight to the obstacles of delivering care in the home.  Dr. Manchanda is the author of the The Upstream Doctors, in which he looks at how health begins at home and in the workplace.  He is the President and Founder of Health Begins, a social network that teaches and empowers clinicians to improve health where it begins—in patients’ home and work environments. He serves on the board of the National Physicians Alliance, as well as on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Los Angeles.

Dr. Manchanda is the Chief Medical Officer for a large self-insured employer, where he is building high risk clinics for farm workers in the Central Valley of California.  For over a decade, Dr. Manchanda served patients who live and work in harsh conditions.  He cared for patients at the Venice Venice Family Clinic, one of the largest free clinics in the United States. He was the first director of social medicine at the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center in Compton, where his team provided high quality primary care to low-income families.