Laura Purdy is a board certified family medicine physician who is wrapping up 14 years as an officer in the US Army. Laura started working in telemedicine in 2016 as a full time physician, and became medical director of MDLIVE. After MDLIVE, Laura become one of the Regional Medical Directors of hims and hers, and entered the telehealth industry gig-economy style. Laura has now worked for dozens of virtual health companies across the industry and also consults for early-stage telehealth startups in the US and UK. She has 49 (soon to be 51!) state medical licenses and believes in empowering young businesses to meet and exceed their business vision. Laura has co-founded two telehealth companies and is now lobbying at the federal level to influence change that increases access to care and reduces disparities in telehealth.