Our Story: An Integrative Approach to Healthcare
HealthCrush is a Trustworthy Resource for Integrative Health And Wellness
Our Healthcare System is Broken. Let’s fix it together.
That’s why HealthCrush.life exists. A digital destination, for doctors and patients alike, to find integrative health strategies and savings tools.
When it comes to traditional healthcare in the US, our system is broken. Going to the ER with a stomach ache shouldn’t cost you hundreds of dollars, and prescription drug prices are 10 times higher than they were a decade ago, doctors are only spending an average of a couple minutes with patients, and antibiotics are overprescribed.
And it’s WAY worse if you don’t speak English. Many bilingual hispanics lack health insurance or have poor medication coverage which results in nearly one third never filling their prescriptions or splitting their prescriptions in lower dosages. Even worse, many patients obtain vitamins and medications from outside the country which are not FDA approved or regulated for medical conditions that could be resolved through natural remedies and proper nutrition.
A Physician Who Turned His Childhood Home into A Bustling Doctor’s Office
After immigrating to the United States in his early teens with his parents from a small, rural farm in northern Spain, Dr. Mosquera went on to attend Rutger’s Medical School and the Arizona School of Integrative medicine to better serve his local hispanic community in Newark, NJ as a general practitioner. The building which now houses his family practice is in fact the same house that he grew up in as a boy when his family first moved over from Spain. The first floor of the house has been retrofitted into a doctor’s office, with the second floor still remaining a living space. The living room now a waiting room, and his childhood bedroom now an examination room. In between seeing dozens of patients daily in the dual-purpose space, Dr. Mosquera practices the life-work balance he preaches, enjoying regularly home-cooked meals made by his Mother, Delfina Mosquera, in between seeing patients.
A Family With a Passion for Helping People and a Team of Integrative Health Voices
With a true passion for the pursuit of wellness, Dr. Mosquera is able to offer his knowledge of integrative medicine and healthcare savings tips on a digital platform thanks to the help of his co-founders, Elaine Mosquera and Elara Mosquera. Elaine Mosquera, his wife, a certified life coach trained at Duke University and yoga teacher, is one ofHealthCrush’s integrative health voices and accountant guru, while Elara Mosquera, his daughter, is an award winning journalist serving as chief content creative and marketing director.
With over 6 million people searching for health information on the Internet each day in the United States, making a website that encompassed Dr. Mosquera and the family’s integrative health philosophy was a natural progression.
Both patients and caregivers regularly search for information about prescribed courses of treatments, unanswered questions after a visit to their providers, or diet and exercise regimens. That’s why Doctor Mosquera and his Daughter and former medical assistant, Elara Mosquera, founded and created HealthCrush.life.
A Digital Destination Giving Patients and Practitioners More Agency and Resources
HealthCrush.life aims to make the current healthcare problem less bad by being a trustworthy online destination for both patients and practitioners to come for integrative health information and resources.
HealthCrush produces original educational content and serves as a platform for integrative health voices with the sole purpose of helping minorities have access to credible health information and healthcare savings tools.
We are proud to be especially qualified to provide integrative healthcare strategies, solutions, and a team of integrative health voices to take on the current healthcare crisis we are facing.
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Lowestmed was the first in the industry to provide consumers with the ability to view and compare prescription drug prices – at leading supermarket and pharmacy chains in their local area on an iPhone or Android device.
Now HealthCrush utilizes the popular RetailMeNot smartphone app platform to power its search data. By entering a medication name, users can immediately see discounted prescription drug prices at pharmacies near them. They can then present the pharmacy with a digital discount card, displayed on their smartphone, to get their medications at a reduced price. To help the Hispanic community compare and find better prices for their prescription drugs, RetailMeNot powers HealthCrushRx.
Dr. Joseph Mosquera has over 30 years of experience caring for the Latino community as a general practitioner in Newark, NJ.
Dr.Mosquera is a graduate of Rutgers Medical School (now UMDNJ). He studied Neurology at George Washington University Hospital and completed his residency and training in Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center. He then went on to graduate from the University of Arizona Medical School’s Program in Integrative Medicine in 2004. Dr. Mosquera is also a Harvard Medical School Fellowship graduate in Structural Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
He has served as the Clinical Director of Integrative Medicine at St. Michael’s Medical Center (Newark, NJ), an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School, an Instructor at UMDNJ in “The Art of Medicine”, and a Lecturer of Integrative Medicine at both Harvard and Georgetown University Medical Schools. He has held a Board Certification in Internal Medicine since 1984, and is licensed to practice medicine in five states (NY, NJ, MA, NH, FL).
Since 2003, Dr. Mosquera has been a regular Medical/Health expert and contributor to Univision, Telemundo, as well as CNN and NBC’s the “Today Show.” He has served as a Medical and Health expert for Consumer Reports Health since 2008.
Elara Mosquera is a digital health editor and wellness journalist. She has written and produced content for ABC’s Good Morning America, World News Tonight, World News Now, ABCNews.com, and other publications. The Edward R Murrow award winning producer is also a founder of HealthCrush.life a integrative health website providing support and services for those seeking credible health information. Elara specializes in digital audience development and SEO. If you’re interested in cultivating wellness through an online platform and are looking to expand digital exposure, email Elara@healthcrush.life. To read more of her thoughts, follow her on Twitter.