It is time for a different point of view

Our Core Belief:

Primary care physicians (Family Physicians, Internists and Pediatricians) – the heart of healthcare – are the most important piece of the US system.  We will never fix healthcare until we free these under-appreciated doctors and allow them to use all of their training and expertise to innovate beyond the tired 10-minute office visit.

Healthcare that is straightforward and easy

We are frustrated just like you!

Forthright Health grew from unfortunate family healthcare experiences.

We discovered that healthcare is nothing more than a service business that has been purposely made way too complicated.  Complication masks and justifies the ridiculous cost increases that annually flow through the status quo players.

Thus, we have dedicated ourselves to helping our system get back to its true heart.

How does it work?


Forthright Health is supported by the hundreds of physicians, clinicians, and support staff within the Direct Primary Care communities Forthright Health creates.  It is the community that matters; Forthright Health simply seeks to create the optimal environment for the community members to thrive.

Tom Valenti

Founding Partner

Forthright Health is the culmination of learning from a 10 year mission that began with unfortunate family healthcare experiences.  Forthright Health’s founder, Tom Valenti, initially created a technology-based tool called ConnectAde, which was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” in 2011. Tom realized he needed to expand the mission as without a wholesale change in the way healthcare is delivered, technology will not transform healthcare like it has with nearly every other industry.

As the next step in the mission, Tom was COO and co-created the first Direct Primary Care medical practice in Michigan, BlueSky Health, as a means to change the heart of healthcare.

However, Tom learned that Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine are extremely difficult delivery models to scale to large patient populations through a retail model. This led to the creation of Forthright Health, linking the needs of employers and physicians.

Tom has written extensively in publications such as TechCrunch, The Detroit News, KevinMD, and TheHealthCareBlog in addition to testifying multiple times in front of state legislatures.  You can view all of his writings, presentations, and media interviews on his LinkedIn page or by searching online.

Tom spent the first six years of his professional career as a convertible bond arbitrage trader in New York City. Tom is a fortunate father and husband, and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

His entire career history is on his LinkedIn page.  Please get in touch with him!

“No other industry refers to itself as a ‘system’ and waits for others to reform it.  Apple doesn’t refer to the ‘tech system’.  Starbucks doesn’t call it the ‘coffee system’.  No, they go out and innovate, fix it themselves!”

Tom Valenti

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