“It was not why I went into medicine,” Dr. Elisha Yaghmai says. “So I decided it was time to get back to first principles and try to do something I felt was actually good for the world. That started with trying to improve rural health in Kansas.”
In 2014, Yaghmai started FreeState Healthcare as a simple idea to help fill the primary care provider gap in rural areas by covering their nights and weekends via telemedicine.
As co-founder and president of FreeState Healthcare, Yaghmai and his staff devised an ultra-low-cost system using third-party tools.