What challenges or gaps in care are you focused on?
All of them. I am an internist, by training and previous practice, so I come to the area of women’s health with a focus on not only “bikini medicine”, but the whole woman, including chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and mental health concerns, as well as the factors that impact on their health and healthcare.
I host the podcast Beyond the Paper Gown, focusing on those factors that impact our health, so that women can be more empowered to advocate for themselves:
As an investor, I consider the pain points in the market, the gaps with respect to solutions and the viability of the product. I have also seen the challenge with respect to gaining regulatory approval due to a lack of knowledge or understanding of women’s health issues. In addition, there is a gap in funding women-led companies (which many of these women’s health companies are) and especially a gap in funding women’s health companies.
What initiatives are you currently spearheading to improve health?
What necessary collaborations/partnerships have you established within and/or outside of your organization in developing your initiatives?
What is your measurement criteria for success/or current measurable improvements have you realized from the initiative?
What gives your hope for the future in health care?
Mitzi Krockover, MD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Woman Centered, LLC