Boise physician’s startup seeks to help busy women manage a healthy lifestyle

| March 23, 2018

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Most startups fail. Too often, the fault lies with a founder who doesn’t grasp the field or who fails to see from the customer’s perspective. Heather Hammerstedt, M.D., understands both sides of that coin in health care delivery. That’s why I rank her startup, “Wholist,” among the most promising in Boise. She earned her medical degree at Temple University. She then completed the Harvard University School of Public Health. In addition to working as a doctor for more than a decade, Dr. Hammerstedt completed yearlong programs in both acupuncture and integrated nutrition. She knows her stuff. But it took sitting on the bench as a pateint – where she waited about 30 minutes before the doctor arrived – to see the all of cracks in the system.

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