Rachel M Roth, MD
Philosophy of Care
(1) Respectful Partnership. You are the expert on your body and your life. I am trained in how the body works and the use of testing and medication to optimize health. Communication and mutual respect for each other's knowledge is at the heart of personalized care and evidence-based medicine.
(2) Meet You Where You Are. This is a safe space to discuss or work on health issues knowing that change happens slowly and only when we are ready for it. No judgement if you decide not to take a medication or you read something online you want to discuss; we're in a healing process together and all this is important.
(3) Context Matters. We are part of our environment, and these pieces needs to be considered. Whether it is the impact of work, family, sleep, season. Holistic treatment of you considers all of these things.
Training and Background:
Dr Roth is board-certified in Family Practice in the United States and is a diplomate of the board of family medicine. She has a decade's worth of experience in mental health.
Her first degree (University) was in Biology and the Medical sciences as well as in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She worked in research settings with an interest in autoimmunity, inflammation, and the intersection of physical and mental health.
Dr Roth's medical degree (MD) was granted by the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and was awarded with special qualifications in biomedical research, after studying and publishing research in the area of personalized medicine. During medical school Dr Roth worked with NGOs and local governments to establish a clinic in Peru where she worked and which continues to partner the Cleveland Clinic with local community health workers in a health education exchange.
She completed her family medicine specialty at Swedish First Hill/University of Washington where she trained both in the clinic and in the hospital caring for adults, children, women's health, obstetrics, geriatrics, mental health care, and emergency/urgent care. Her areas of concentration were global health, wilderness medicine, and healthcare systems including piloting direct care models.
In 2014, Dr Roth moved to Israel where she directed the clinical reasoning course at Tel Aviv University Medical School and wrote about public health for the Times of Israel. Additionally, she continued to work in the US using telemedicine with Brightside, focusing on patients' of mental health.
In 2021, Dr Roth founded Healis Health / Physicians United along with hundred of physician colleagues, with the goal of connecting doctors directly with patients and expanding access to care.