Why we exist
Added Health was founded in 2019 after the untimely passing of our founder Dr Michael Stein’s dear friend Dr Satish Keshav. Even though Satish was well informed (a senior physician-scientist at the University Hospital of Oxford) and seemed in good health, he suffered an unexpected, fatal heart attack.
In his grief, Michael wanted answers. He began researching and discovered a link to overconsumption of fructose and high cholesterol – something he suspected the general public wouldn’t know. What else didn’t the average person know about their lifestyle that could lead to preventable illness or an early death?
And so Added Health was created.
Now, with a team of some of the world’s best medical minds and renowned coaches, Added Health is helping everyone take control of their health.
To help transform lives by giving everyone the tailored information, support, and tools needed to achieve the physical and mental health they’ve always wanted to.
Our aim is to help you feel more energised, more connected and well in every sense of the word, using science-backed, rigorously researched recommendations
A world where people become healthier — in body and mind — and stay healthier: living fuller, more connected lives for longer.
As doctors, we know changing your lifestyle can be overwhelming and confusing, and hard to maintain. Wellness has also become the wild west, with accredited advisors swimming against a sea of misinformation.
We decided to create a coaching service that takes the latest, proven health research and helps everyone incorporate it into their daily routines – and keep doing it in a way that feels good.
As a CQC-regulated well-being screening service, think of us as a trustworthy team of coaches in your pocket. Our advice is reviewed by our medical team, that has 100+ years of prestigious practice and education experience, and delivered by qualified coaches – never bots.
We already know what we’re doing works. Our early clients have reported huge success in changing their habits for good and feeling great for it.
We are heart-driven and go the extra mile.
We believe in the power of connection that all of us have to one another.
Catalyst for change
We use our passion and our expertise to spark motivation and drive change.
Underpinned by integrity
We always choose to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.
Meet the experts
Professor Chris Butler
Professor Butler is an authority on preventative medicine and changing behaviours, having published 400 papers on the topics. He holds a number of positions, including Professor of Primary Care at Oxford University and Director of the university’s clinical trials unit.
Co-founder of Motivational Interviewing and Head Coach
Professor Steve Rollnick
Steve is a published author, psychologist and master trainer who co-created the Motivational Interviewing approach. He has worked within the NHS and researched effective communication that gets tangible results. Steve has also coached athletes across the world and supported programmes for pregnant teenagers and children with HIV/AIDS.
Dr Michael Stein
Dr Stein is a seasoned and enormously qualified healthcare veteran. He earned a D Phil (PhD) in Physiological Sciences (Immunology) from Oxford University and lectured in immunology and pathology there. He has also served as an executive leader and board member, including for Map of Medicine (which he co-founded) and immuno-oncology biotech business Valo Therapeutics.
Dr Stein’s tragic loss of a dear friend inspired him to help others understand and take control of their health. Now, he is using proactive, preventative medicine to keep people well.
Mental health — Senior Advisor
Dr Paul Browde
Expert psychiatrist, storyteller and relationship guide Dr Paul Browde has more than 30 years of experience. Dr Browde teaches Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, helping people communicate from a place of connection and through the art of storytelling. He founded Narativ Inc. — a company that helps individuals, teams and organisations communicate through stories — and has participated in projects that teach storytelling as an advocacy tool.
Senior GP Partner
Dr Jonathan Crawshaw
Dr Crawshaw is an experienced GP and medical educator who has been a practice partner since 2010. He works with doctors and medical students from the University of Oxford and King’s College London to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals. Dr Crawshaw is actively involved in research and has been the principal investigator in dozens of trials in his own and local practices.
Nutritionist and Lead Coach
Jess is a qualified nutritionist and health coach with more than a decade of experience. Her research-backed and evidence-based advice includes specialist guidance for those with IBS and digestive issues as well as mindfulness and meditation. Jess is passionate about plant-based foods, sustainability and making healthy eating easy for everyone.
Meet the advisory board
Dr Charles Cannan
Charles Cannan is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Disease and the Division of Preventative Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.
Neil Jordan leads Microsoft’s retail and healthcare innovation worldwide. His deep background in healthcare technology reimagines digital+physical front doors for healthcare with retail customers and partners globally. Neil is a creative thinker and leader, and has been instrumental in shaping Microsoft’s approach to health over the past 24 years. Neil graduated with a BA honors and MA in anthropology from Cambridge University, He also generated four health-related patents, including two with Bill Gates.
Dr Susanne Hooper
Dr Hooper is co-founder and medical director of the Oxford Hormone Clinic, a leading medical clinic based in Oxford through which she delivers high quality personalised and specialist menopause care. She also works in the NHS in reproductive medicine, running fertility clinics and supporting junior medical staff in their training to become compassionate doctors and nurses for the future.
Dr Melanie Hacking
Dr Melanie Hacking is an accredited menopause specialist, co founder and medical director of Oxford Hormone Clinic, a leading clinic delivering high quality personalised menopause and peri menopause care. She also works in the NHS as a GP with special interest in reproductive medicine. As a senior member of the team, she supports and educates junior doctors and medical students, to deliver high quality, compassionate care.
Dr Derek Mowbray
Derek Mowbray is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist specialising in the prevention of stress at work. He combines his academic interest with experience as a chief executive of several organisations to provide practical approaches to prevention. These include developing the foundations for individual resilience. Dr Mowbray is director of MAS, originally established by the Secretary of State for Health as an internal NHS consultancy in 1982. Dr Mowbray is also an Independent Technical Expert to the European Commission on matters of psychological wellbeing having previously been an Expert in the evaluation of health care in countries seeking to join the EU. He was also visiting Professor of Psychology at two UK Universities.