Meet the Team: Andy Lee
Learn about Orbit’s newest team members and what led them to Orbit Health
Here’s 5 Questions with Andy
1. Why did you decide to work with Orbit?
Honestly, before coming to Orbit, I hadn’t given much thought to chronic illnesses or PD. It wasn’t until I helped my own father work through the healthcare system that I saw first hand how inefficient, unpersonalized, sometimes cold the system can be. When I met Patty, I was immediately drawn to the possibility of reshaping how we treat individual people; to be able to work at a place where we’re creating tools to personalize treatment and ultimately create better outcomes for patients feels really good.
2. What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about Parkinson’s Disease since joining Orbit?
One of the most surprising things I learned about PD was just how infrequent PD patients see their physicians. With a chronic illness, I expected (naively) monthly meetings with doctors to check-in and see how people are doing. I didn’t realize people could go as long as 6-months between check-ups. This was really eye-opening, which is why working on a solution to allow physicians to monitor patients daily is super exciting.
3. What makes you excited to come to work every day?
What excites me the most about coming in to work is knowing that what I do today will make a difference in a person’s life who is touched by PD. Whether that’s the person with Parkinson’s themselves, their Physicians, or loved ones. I know the work I put in yesterday, today, and tomorrow will create better outcomes for people and that is extremely rewarding.
4. What would you say is the most unique part of Orbit’s culture?
I think whats special about our culture is that everyone understands and believes in the mission. At the end of the day, its all about improving patient outcomes and as a result, there are no egos. People speak openly and trust one another.
5. What’s your favorite TV show at the moment and why?
Currently, one of my favorite shows is Dogs of Berlin. I love a good drama and shows that solve a mystery. Plus, I like to think it is helping me learn German :)