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Rheumatology-focused telehealth company launches in Richmond

The inspiration for both the business model and the name of Blake Wehman’s new health care startup stem from his journey to achieve and maintain remission of his diagnosis of early-adult onset of undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis.  

It began in early 2011, when the then-20-year-old JMU intramural athlete went to the doctor believing he had tennis elbow and was told to see a rheumatologist.

After being diagnosed two years later and achieving remission in 2014, he found himself facing a new challenging life chapter: staying in remission. He would move three times in the coming years and had to seek out a new rheumatologist to help manage his condition each time.