Wilmington, MA – Ametros recently announced it has created a Medical Advisory Council.
“This council is the first of its kind, leveraging trusted medical expertise to ensure the injured individuals we serve have access to cost-effective and high-quality healthcare after settling their insurance claims. We are delighted to launch the council with two esteemed physicians in Ben and Riley,” said CEO Porter Leslie.
Initial council members are Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA and Riley Williams, III, MD. These orthopedic experts are co-founders and co-CEOs of BICMD, a New York City-based telemedicine company that helps patients find orthopedic specialists for on-demand urgent care, orthopedic consultations, and expert medical opinions.
The physicians will also provide expert medical opinions to Ametros members when needed and serve as medical directors on complex cases. In addition, Medical Advisory Council members will write educational articles and participate in webinars, including one on January 28 at 2 p.m. EST, which answers the question: “When is a 2nd Opinion Appropriate?”
“We are excited to partner with Ametros,” said Dr. Nwachukwu. “Our missions are similar, to continuously innovate and make sure patients have greater access to best-in-class care. Together, we will be able to help educate more patients on their care options through virtual expert opinions and improve their health outcomes after settlement.”
Dr. Nwachukwu is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who cares for injured workers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) located in New York City. He is also co-director of Research for the hospital’s Sports Medicine Institute and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School.
Dr. Nwachukwu earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MBA from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s from Columbia University. Dr. Nwachukwu is a medical consultant to the National Basketball Players Association, Team Physician to the New York Red Bull Soccer Club, and a former Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox.
In practice for more than 20 years and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon HSS, Dr. Williams directs HSS’s Sports Medicine Fellowship and is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University after obtaining a bachelors from Yale University. Dr. Williams is Head Team Physician for the Brooklyn Nets, New York Bull Soccer Club and Team USA Basketball.
Source: Ametros/King Knight