Hi, I am Dr. Jay Parkinson

I trained as a pediatrician and preventive medicine and public health specialist at Johns Hopkins. Since starting my medical career 18 years ago, I’ve given my all to redesigning healthcare and making it work better for you. In many ways, Sherpaa is a throwback to the days when we had our own doctors for many years. It’s that same sort of relationship, just updated for today’s world. Here’s how:


Doctors should be online and easily accessible. You should never be on your own and confused about what’s wrong with you, what to do, or who to see. Technology exists. Let’s use it.

Most health issues can be treated online. By asking the right questions, ordering the right tests, and closely communicating online over time, 70% of primary care issues can be diagnosed and treated online.

Communicating with your doctor should be as easy as communicating with your friends, family, and co-workers. Most problems in life don’t require in-person scheduled meetings or phone calls, just as most health problems don’t need inconvenient, expensive exam room visits.

You should get the right care every time. Our doctors use checklists and protocols to guide their expertise so your care is accurate, safe, and high quality.

A consistent doctor helps you best. No matter where you live, work, or where you get your insurance, you shouldn’t have to change doctors. Meaningful relationships can be built online and over time.

Healthcare shouldn’t be expensive. By having an accessible online doctor who understands your situation and can direct your next steps, your in-person care can be efficient and far more cost-effective.

Change comes from you and me. Sherpaa’s doctors are not only experienced and well-trained, they’re visionaries changing healthcare. Sherpaa’s patients are visionaries too, joining our doctors to push healthcare forward to a better place.

Join Sherpaa today and let’s make healthcare better, together.


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