About CirrusMD

We’ve built the most effortless, equitable virtual care solution, so more people can access care on their terms.

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Our Story

In 2012, ER doctor Blake McKinney had an epiphany. He regularly received text messages from friends and family requesting medical advice. Why couldn’t that immediate, easy, familiar mode of communications be made available to everybody? Especially those undeserved by traditional healthcare.

With that in mind, Blake and co-founder, Andrew Altorfer created CirrusMD. Designed to make texting a doctor as easy as texting a friend.

Since then, CirrusMD has expanded to provide healthcare access to nearly 10 million users across all 50 states, with care delivered through multi-specialty, board-certified doctors who can treat a broad range of conditions, from acute to chronic, and from primary care to specialty areas, including behavioral health.

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Our Mission

We believe that virtual care works best when it works for everybody. Which is why we’ve built a virtual primary care solution with equity at its core.

We’ve taken something unnecessarily convoluted, time-consuming, and unequal — consulting with a physician on demand, anytime, from anywhere — and made it effortless and accessible to all.

Our focus is on providing the fastest access to equitable, high quality virtual care for people who feel underserved by traditional health care.

Our Core Values

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We believe that everybody should have equal access to great healthcare.

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We seek to understand the people and world around us, so we can deliver equitable care to all.

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We built our solution around how patients want to consume healthcare, not around what is most convenient to deliver.

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We practice evidence-based medicine to ensure our patients get the best care, every time.

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Human Connected

We believe in care delivered by human physicians, not bots. Real medicine for real patients.

Dr Donna Baldwin

"I love working alongside my amazing colleagues at CirrusMD, being able to focus on high quality, evidenced-based, and compassionate primary virtual care. The diversity of patients, our providers, and our ability to really make a difference in the health of patients of all ages creates a fun and meaningful work life. I love being a part of an innovative and outcomes focused virtual care practice"

Donna Baldwin, DO Chief Clinical Quality & Innovation Officer

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