Brigham Buhler’s career journey in the healthcare system for the last 15 years has taught him first hand how broken the system is, leaving patients without the care they deserve, or information they need to manage their health journey.
The average primary care physician has to be a “jack of all trades” and can only spend an average of 8 minutes per patient to diagnose and cover health history-which Buhler felt wasn’t enough. Access to diagnostic information and time spent with patients seemed to be missing in the overall patient experience, says Buhler. Ways2Well was founded in 2017 and launched in 2018 to provide low cost preventative wellness through in depth blood lab analysis; giving patients access, education and solutions to manage their current health states based on lab diagnostics. “At Ways2Well, the analysis of comprehensive blood panels are used to detect genetic and early markers of disease and illness. My goal with Ways2Well is to create a better standard of patient care and make the patient journey more approachable and friendly. We are empowering patients to take control of their health before chronic illness and diseases develop.”
Prior to founding Ways2Well, Buhler spent 15 years in the medical industry supporting the nation’s leading surgeons with Eli Lily and Stryker.He is a graduate of University of Houston Bauer College of Business. Buhler is co-founder of Ways2Well sister company ReviveRx pharmacy, a licensed compounding pharmacy headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Chief Operating Officer, Ways2Well
Prior to Ways2Well Bagley held senior positions and a strong sales record with Enterprise, Stryker and MediSmart. He is a Baylor University graduate and native Houstonian.
Aaron Schneider PHARMD.
Clinical Advisor, WAYS2WELL
Aaron Schneider is co-founder and Director of Pharmacy Operations at ReviveRx Pharmacy, a licensed compounding pharmacy in Houston, Texas and Ways2Well partner company. Growing up in rural Texas where there is limited access to quality health care, Schneider recognized early on that affordable access to quality healthcare solutions was an issue. Wanting to change the paradigm from ‘sick care’ to true preventative care/health management Schneider pursued a Doctorate of Pharmacy where he can be the last touch point and educator in the patient journey, helping them manage their care. “ReviveRx was founded to provide quality accessible patient specific care that accommodates our patients’ busy lives. We partner with Ways2Well to provide affordable diagnostic tools, and expertise to maximize a patients health through preventative care, before it becomes sick care; keeping patients healthier, longer.
Prior to ReviveRx, Schneider spent over 15 years in pharmacy as a pharmacy technician, pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and director of operations with experience in Critical Care, and Ambulatory Care and a special focus in Urology, Uro-Gynecology, Endocrinology, and Reproductive Medicine. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at UIW Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio.
Dr. Mehaffey is a veteran board certified physician, seeing patients in the Texas Medical Center, Houston. He is also certified in emergency medicine. He has previously served as the medical director for several private Emergency Medical Services companies as well as serving as medical director for a local Houston prison for the last 11 years. Dr. Mehaffey is currently the Medical Director for local preventative care and virtual health start up, Ways2Well; supporting the clinical team. He is a firm believer in preventative health care as a means to mitigate long term chronic illness in patients.
MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Danese is a native Texan who graduated nursing school from Lamar University in 2001. She was one of two students selected for the Nurse Apprenticeship program in Emergency/Trauma department. After several years in Emergency Medicine, she transitioned to surgical services specializing in both trauma and plastic/reconstructive surgery. It was during that time she developed an interest in wellness and disease prevention. She decided to return to school to obtain her MSN and specialize as a Family Nurse Practitioner to be able to care for patients across their life span. She continued her education by obtaining a Functional Medicine certification and continues to pursue the latest in disease prevention, wellness, and health optimization. She is currently practicing at Ways2Well and feels this is the most ideal approach to health optimization. She sees patients online, so it is convenient and personalized. She feels that each patient is unique in both goals and potential outcomes, so she employs multiple diagnostic tools such as laboratory data and genetic testing to design a treatment pathway tailored to the individual patient.
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Abbie Byrom is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Ways2Well, a digital health start-up focused on preventative care and wellness – two important patient care opportunities in the healthcare marketplace. In this role, Abbie leads all aspects of brand, PR, design, product launch, marketing strategy and experiential events & partnerships; working to develop an emerging segment of healthcare and technology on a broader scale. Prior to joining Ways2Well, Abbie held roles as the Director of Global Partnerships and Ecosystem Growth, Samsung SmartThings; Senior Manager of Smart Home Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America; and Brand Manager of Home Appliance, Samsung Electronics America. Abbie began her marketing career in radio and then food/beverage hospitality for nearly a decade before finding her passion in supporting start-ups and internal business groups as they developed their strategy for go to market and product launch. Abbie holds a B.A. in Journalism and Social Issues from North Carolina State University and resides in Houston, Texas.
Leading patient services, Kelli is the glue that brings together our clinical team liaising with our providers, pharmacy, call center and patients to ensure Ways2Well patients receive the best care possible. Acting as an advocate for our patients and a direct line of communication for treatment plans between the pharmacy and practitioner is a role Kelli embodies in everything she does. From managing the front office team to helping facilitate pharmacy pickups, counseling patients on treatment plans, prepping and scheduling lab work, or being on call to answer patient questions and concerns at all hours – Ways2Well patients are in the best hands possible with Kelli on their side. Kelli has been a jack of all trades throughout her healthcare career, bringing that expertise and insight to her daily role managing patient operations. After attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi Kelli worked at Walmart and CVS as a pharmacy technician where she learned the importance of counseling and educating patients on prescription compliance and better outcomes. Prior to joining Ways2Well Kelli was a pharmacy technician for compounding pharmacy ReviveRx, and worked for MediSmart Solutions focused on toxicology and testing.
Marketing & Sales Assistant
James Peters was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. After studying Business at Clemson University, James worked in private transportation & logistics and dabbled in real estate before moving to Houston and finding a passion for marketing and sales. James supports the marketing team, leading social media and creating website content; as well as maintaining the Ways2Well blog. He also assists the sales team by facilitating online orders and market research. A man of many talents, James also provides general assistance to our partner pharmacy ReviveRX and supports patient operations. Being a runner for many years, he finds health and exercise to be very important for preventative care and overall health; and is excited to help bring better healthcare to as many people as possible.