Dr. Adam Kawalek was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, speaks four languages, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. After attending Brown University, Adam received his M.D. from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is currently working towards his Masters of Public Health from London University’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Adam has rooted his professional career in treating under-served and uninsured populations throughout the U.S. Specifically, he has worked as a hospitalist and emergency physician in Northern California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Adam volunteered with disaster relief efforts in Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, and Gaza through Operation: Iron Dome. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he mentors second-year medical students in the Art and Science of Medicine.
Adam’s approach to medicine is based on mutual respect, support, and honesty. He believes in shared decision-making, meeting patients where they are emotionally and physically, and shepherding them along their life journey.
Dr. Adam also is involved in multiple projects in entertainment. For example, he serves as co-executive producer for Make Me Normal, and is the editor and host of docu-series Street Medicine. In his spare time, Adam manages his own urban farm and organic garden. He’s happily married, and his husband runs an LGBTQIA non-profit. Additionally, Dr. Adam is pescatarian, has practiced CrossFit for 5 years, and regularly enjoys yoga.
Based on your medical needs, personal interests, goals, and other important parts of your life, we will partner you with the SteadyMD doctor that is perfect for you.
You and your doctor will connect over two-way video chat for about an hour. You’ll really get to know each other and together, develop a plan to monitor and manage your health.
Call, text, or video chat your doctor anytime. Every conversation continues where you left off. Your doctor knows you, is always at hand, and is part of your life.
During your first appointment, you and your doctor will:
Call, text, or video chat your doctor anytime, on any device. Every conversation continues where you left off. Your doctor knows you, is always at hand and is part of your life.
If you get sick or injured, your doctor is here to help. In minutes, they can prescribe medications and have them sent to your local pharmacy. At no additional cost, your doctor can consult with a team of specialists including dermatologists, cardiologists, and neurologists. If needed, your doctor will refer you to a specialist near you and will oversee all of your care.
Proactive preventative care, too. Based on your age, goals and personal medical situation, your doctor will recommend ways to catch small problems before they turn into big problems.
SteadyMD is designed for anyone who does not have a primary care doctor, or has a primary care doctor but is looking for more convenient and more personalized care.
Because we are online, we can pair you with a doctor who focuses on your specific medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypothyroidism), dietary preferences (Paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, gluten-free), and lifestyle (weightlifting, running, cycling)
Contact with your SteadyMD doctor is completely through secure text, phone, and video chat.
With modern technology, we are able to treat most acute and chronic conditions, completely online.
In fact, we believe that our care is often much better than traditional care because your SteadyMD doctor can give you more time and attention. Additionally, your doctor is available at your convenience. No driving or waiting.
If your SteadyMD doctor thinks you should be seen in person, they will direct you to a local specialist or urgent care facility, request the records, and, if necessary, go over all the details with you. If lab tests are needed, you will be directed to a local testing facility.
You can securely text your SteadyMD doctor anytime. Your doctor will respond to their text messages at various points throughout the day. Also, you may schedule a same-day phone call or video chat appointment.
Yes. All of our doctors are licensed physicians and can prescribe a wide range of medications available in a traditional office setting.
We do not prescribe opioids, narcotics, and other controlled substances (but can coordinate your care with a specialist when these are necessary).
Just like a traditional primary care doctor. We will send you to Quest, LabCorp, or any other convenient local facility. Your SteadyMD doctor will get the results right away, review them with you, and follow up as needed.
You would run these visits through your health insurance. If you don’t have insurance, we can help you get a discounted cash price.
No. All you need is a computer or smartphone. The device must have a reliable internet connection and a camera (for video chat).
We offer a Family Plan that provides care for you, your spouse, and your children. You may add on your children and other family members later.
You can start with an Individual Plan and upgrade at any time. If you’re interested in this, please let us know after you become a member.
Traditional primary care doctors simply don’t have time for you. They have about 2,500 patients and must see about 30 patients per day to meet their quota. The average patient visit? 15 minutes.
SteadyMD is a completely new approach to primary care. Our doctors see a limited number of patients, so they can give you the time and attention you deserve. Our service is completely online, which means that you get comprehensive, personalized care from anywhere in the world, on any device. Your SteadyMD doctor is your partner in health, long-term.
On demand doctor services are generally not setup to allow patients to form long-lasting relationships with their doctors. Typically, when you use an on-demand doctor app you are paired with a random doctor who does not know you or your medical history. In contrast, with SteadyMD, you are always connected with the same doctor (hopefully for many years), who really knows you and the specific issues that are relevant to your care.
Most concierge doctors charge between $2,000 and $5,000 per year and are setup to see patients in-person at their office. SteadyMD is more affordable and our doctors are fully-geared to efficiently communicate with patients via phone, text, and video chat. Also, SteadyMD enables you to partner with a doctor that is specifically suited to you, instead of one that just happens to be local to your area.
The SteadyMD doctors are board-certified physicians that have been selected because of their focus on building relationships and providing quality long-term care to their patients.
Yes. The entire SteadyMD platform is secure and HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to ensure that the communication with your SteadyMD doctor remain a private matter between the two of you. Your information is stored on our secure servers and we take every measure to ensure your privacy and the safety of your data.
We will connect you to another SteadyMD doctor. With your permission, this SteadyMD doctor will be fully enabled to review all of your records and history.
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Later, inform your SteadyMD doctor of your emergency and they will help oversee and monitor your care.