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When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the healthcare industry found itself turning to telemedicine to meet patient needs. Every digital health company, hospital and insurer faced the same two obstacles: a need for more doctors and better technological infrastructure. Even the major virtual care players like Teladoc Health and Amwell had long waiting times as patient demand vastly outpaced physician supply in those first weeks and months.

Michelle Davey was ready. At Austin, Texas-based Wheel, cofounder and CEO Davey had already been building this back-end infrastructure for years—both the technology end and the doctor and nurse network. “The vision of Wheel is really about expanding access,” says Davey, 32. “It’s about connecting patients to the right care for them, when they need it most.”

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