After Co-Founder and CEO Aubrey Jenkins’s mother had bariatric surgery in 2005, she was concerned with the lack of after-care and support programs available. As she watched her mother continue to struggle with her weight post-surgery, Aubrey knew she wanted to help other patients get access to the care they needed to succeed in the long-term. That’s where the idea for inHealth first came to life.
By applying clinical disciplines, Lifestyle Therapeutics™ are blockbuster medicine for individuals at-risk or struggling with chronic diseases such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular health and obesity. More than a pill or procedure, this form of therapy unlocks the human potential to create lasting health improvements. Lifestyle Therapeutics™ is a clinically-proven service prescribed by health professionals, reimbursed by health plans and delivered via telehealth/remote patient monitoring modalities.
*Johnson, K., Alencar, M., Coakley, K., et al. Telemedicine-Based Health Coaching Is Effective for Inducing Weight Loss and Improving Metabolic Markers. Telemedicine and e-Health. Feb 2019.
*Alencar, M., Johnson, K., Mullur, R., et al. (2019). The efficacy of a telemedicine-based weight loss program with video conference health coaching support. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
*Johnson, K., Gutierrez, E., Dionicio, P., et al. Telehealth-based health-coaching program produces significant weight loss over 12-months in a Usual Care Setting.
inHealth founders Aubrey Jenkins and Michelle Alencar opened a brick-and-mortar clinic to provide health coach solutions to high-risk, hard-to-treat patients. It was one of the first to be reimbursed by insurance.
Seeing the value in their health coaching services, Jenkins and Alencar wanted to widen the scope and reach more patients. For ease of convenience, they moved from a brick-and-mortar clinic to online coaching services.
In 2014, Dr. Alencar launched the two first clinical trials around the inHealth services. These clinical trials were followed by subsequent randomized controlled trials that showcased positive outcomes for weight loss and overall wellness.
With a remote coaching solution in place and outcomes tested in clinical trials, inHealth was created. As the business evolved, the goal remained the same: provide more touchpoints to fuel lifestyle changes in high-risk, harder-to-reach patients.
The inHealth team has grown to include more than 30 health coaches across the United States. The diverse background of this team has enabled inHealth to pair patients with coaches who have direct experience with their conditions.
Today, inHealth is backed by providers, health plans and medical device manufacturers as a viable solution for patient engagement and positive outcomes. These trusted partnerships are what make a better future possible for patients.
Aubrey Jenkins is an entrepreneur and visionary with extensive experience in the healthcare space. She worked in brick-and-mortar weight loss centers before identifying the need for a more convenient, outcomes-based telehealth lifestyle therapy solution like inHealth.
Michelle Alencar serves as the Chief Science Officer for inHealth, she is also an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed research publications. She is a certified clinical nutritionist and exercise physiologist with a passion for lifestyle therapeutics because of its capability to provide nutrition, fitness and behavior modification for health and holistic wellness.
Johnnie Jenkins is COO and Co-Founder of inHealth. Johnnie has 10 years of experience working with doctors and patients both through telehealth as well as in the doctor's offices. Prior to the healthcare space Johnnie was a network/systems administrator for Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas. Johnnie is also an Alumni of California State University, Chico where he received a BS in Business Administration.
Victor is a results-focused sales leader with a progressive background elevating revenue and market share in the startup medical-technology sector. Victor offers a unique specialty of launching and growing medical/tech SaaS products within the healthcare market and has a genuine interest in fixing the fractured healthcare industry. Recognized as a consultative sales expert, Victor applies his skill set to match solutions to individual client needs ensuring their objectives are achieved.