Meet the people who make Freelancers Medical work for you.

Dr. Neil Patel, MD

Dr. Neil Patel, MD

Medical Director, Collective Primary Care

Dr. Neil Patel, MD, is the Medical Director of Collective Primary Care and a key member of the care team for members of the Freelancers Medical program. Neil is a skilled family doctor and is passionate about understanding his patients' unique stories so he can guide them toward ideal health. He received his medical education across the Hudson at New Jersey Medical School before training in family medicine at Boston University.

In his work, Neil draws on his varied experiences caring for patients in places as different as Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Lesotho, and India. Neil helped open the Special Care Center in Atlantic City, where he worked with the hotel workers' union to improve the care and health of its members with the most serious health conditions. There, he played a key role in advancing the care model that Collective Primary Care now provides.

Sara Horowitz

Sara Horowitz

Founder & Executive Director, Freelancers Union

Sara founded Freelancers Union nearly two decades ago to help the new freelance workforce build sustainable solutions for itself, by itself.

It's why the MacArthur Foundation called her a "Genius" and the World Economic Forum called her a "Global Leader to Watch." It's why she started the social-purpose Freelancers Insurance Company (FIC), which now insures about 25,000 New Yorkers. It's why the federal government loaned $340 million to Freelancers Union-sponsored CO-OPs to bring nonprofit, member-driven health care to New York, New Jersey, and Oregon.

And it's why Sara knew the next step was a bricks-and-mortar, primary care practice serving the complete health needs of New York's freelancers.