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About Doctor Puja Uppal, DO, MA

Empowering people through medical and health literacy is a pathway for a transformative and collaborative journey towards optimal health and wellness.

Puja Uppal, DO, MA

meet dr. puja uppal, do, ma.

Puja Uppal is the driving force behind Think Healthy Doctor and The Health Standard. As a board-certified family medicine physician, she brings a wealth of experience from academic, research, and clinical medicine to her role as Founder and Chief Medical Officer.

Education and Credentials:

  • Medical Doctorate (DO) from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Biotechnology from Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

Guiding Philosophy

Dr. Uppal’s approach to healthcare is deeply rooted in the belief that health literacy is a fundamental right and a key driver of better health outcomes. She champions addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) at both individual and population levels as crucial for achieving true health equity.

Throughout her career, Dr. Uppal has advocated for evidence-based medical education within patient-centric care. She firmly believes that by effectively managing SDOH and promoting health equity through accessible information, we can significantly improve outcomes across diverse communities.

This holistic view, recognizing the profound impact of non-clinical factors on patient wellbeing, forms the cornerstone of her medical philosophy and drives her mission at Think Healthy Doctor.

Vision for Think Healthy Doctor

Building on her clinical experience and passion for patient empowerment, Dr. Uppal founded Think Healthy Doctor to:

  • Bridge the gap in health literacy across America, particularly in underserved communities.
  • Provide trustworthy, evidence-based health information to all, regardless of socioeconomic status.
  • Empower individuals to take control of their health through knowledge and understanding of SDOH.
  • Advocate for systemic changes that address health inequities and improve population health.

Leadership and Innovation

At Think Healthy Doctor, Dr. Uppal:

  • Publishes the flagship newsletter “Healthy Insights.”
  • Oversees The Health Standard Newswire, a hyperlocal health news service that is syndicated in over 800 newspapers and provides daily coverage in 2800 counties across America.
  • Ensures all published information adheres to current standard-of-care guidelines while remaining accessible to all literacy levels.
  • Develops initiatives that specifically target improvements in SDOH and health equity.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Healthcare

Dr. Uppal is a practicing physician and accomplished healthcare executive with extensive experience in both clinical medicine and healthcare innovation. She is a recognized leader in Value-Based Care (VBC) content solutions, driving transformative change in patient engagement and healthcare delivery.

As the founder and CEO of a leading healthcare communications company, Dr. Uppal has developed a groundbreaking platform that connects healthcare providers and patients through physician-driven, data-centric content. This innovative approach enhances patient engagement beyond traditional clinical settings, promoting better health outcomes and satisfaction.

Under Dr. Uppal’s leadership, her company has pioneered the THS Outcomes platform, a first-of-its-kind Value-Based Content as a Service solution. This platform delivers personalized, data-driven health content that not only improves quality metrics for healthcare providers but also drives revenue growth through enhanced patient engagement and adherence.

Leveraging her expertise as a clinician and her deep understanding of the VBC landscape, Dr. Uppal has developed a unique approach to content creation that targets specific patient populations. This targeted approach unlocks the full potential of value-based care arrangements, resulting in improved quality of care, increased patient satisfaction, and enhanced financial performance for healthcare organizations.

Dr. Uppal’s career is marked by a commitment to improving healthcare communication and patient engagement. Her expertise spans clinical medicine, healthcare innovation, and business leadership, making her a recognized authority in the field of value-based care.