Ron Steptoe, CEO of Warrior Centric Health, LLC, was honored to announce yesterday that Dr. Evelyn Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, DABDA, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Warrior Centric Health, was chosen as one of the 2017 Top Blacks in Healthcare honorees.
BlackDoctor.org, in partnership with The George Washington University, chose Dr. Lewis in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and career service. Dr. Lewis’ work to impact the health disparities of African Americans by offering culturally relevant solutions to preventable diseases will be celebrated amongst distinguished peers at the 4th Annual Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala on April 27, 2017.
Evelyn Lewis, MD, has over 25 years of experience in the United State Navy and earned her medical degree from the University of the Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School. She completed a two-year faculty development fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center and Pacific Lutheran University with a Masters degree in the Social and Behavioral sciences. Dr. Lewis has been recognized for her expertise in the areas of cultural competency, health, and healthcare disparities. She is passionate about increasing patient’s awareness of disease, treatment and management; increasing physicians’ awareness of the special needs of minority populations; and increasing access to quality healthcare.
Dr. Lewis will be joining an elite club of dignitaries such as Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore, and Michael Sneed, VP Global Corporate Affairs of Johnson & Johnson.
When asked to comment, Ron Steptoe stated, “I am excited for Dr. Lewis, her family, the patients she represents, and the many people that love and respect her around the country and the world. We, who work with her, know the powerful commitment Dr. Lewis has for patients, medical care excellence, and long-term equity in health care. We’re so glad other people know of it, too – and continue to honor her for it.”
About BlackDoctor.Org – As much as we’d love for healthcare to be one-size-fits-all, the reality is that this is not the case – today’s Black community has higher incidences of just about every major disease and condition out there, as well as shorter life spans. BlackDoctor.org understands that the uniqueness of Black culture – our heritage and our traditions – plays a role in our health. We also understand that there’s a lot of mistrust of the healthcare system. That mistrust, combined with all the contradictory information in the media today, makes it difficult to truly feel in control of your health, and your life. But BlackDoctor.org gives you access to innovative new approaches to the health information you need in everyday language – so you can break through the disparities, gain control and live your life to its fullest.
Warrior Centric Health, LLC—named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Veteran-Founded Start-ups in America—is the first accredited eLearning program to address the socio-cultural determinants of health in veterans and their families. Its design equips commercial and non-profit hospitals, medical personnel and staff with the skills necessary for the standard and consistent application of culturally competent methodologies when treating veterans and their families. WCH provides quality education, data science, credentialing, community outreach and market relationship support to improve long-term health outcomes for vulnerable populations.