About Straight Healthcare
Straight Healthcare was started in 2011. The primary mission of Straight Healthcare is to provide comprehensive and concise, evidence-based medical information. Healthcare evolves rapidly, and providers are constantly inundated with studies, new drugs, and guidelines that must be integrated into their practices. Spiraling healthcare costs are too often driven by treatments and interventions that have no proven benefit. Conscientious providers must equip themselves with the best information available so that they can make confident recommendations in an ever-expanding world of expensive treatments and diagnostic modalities.

Computer advances and healthcare databases have made it possible to evaluate large amounts of data with little effort. Hundreds of studies that use an expanding array of statistical analyses are published each month. It's more important now than ever that providers understand the principles of quality medical studies and sound statistical techniques so that they can decipher which information will improve their outcomes.

Written from a primary care perspective, Straight Healthcare strives to present the best information available to help everyone make informed healthcare decisions.




Developer
Straight Healthcare is developed and produced by Dr. Todd Crump. Dr. Crump has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board-certified in family medicine and is a registered pharmacist. Dr. Crump originally created Straight Healthcare as an online reference for his patients. As the website grew, he shifted the focus to include information that was useful to him in his primary care practice. Now, a number of providers and patients use the website regularly.




Mascot - Spud
While Spud is a passionate advocate of evidence-based, quality healthcare, he just mostly wants to be pet