Name: Stephen Yang
Position: PAP Advocate
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park; physics
Masters: Georgetown University; physiology and biophysics
Why did you join PHC? To serve others in a health care setting.
What are your future plans? To become a doctor, go on medical missions, get married (hopefully married first).
What is one thing you would change about health care? I would make reimbursement from insurance companies less painful. For instance, for peer reviews, it has to be from a colleague instead of by a physician who retired a billion years ago and wasn’t even in the same specialty. Also, if there were some magical way to change the mindset of insurers to “we want this patient to get coverage/payment for his care” rather than “how much can we force this patient to pay out of pocket”, I would do that.
Because we all want to know…
Favorite place in the city? Jefferson Medical College because they let me play volleyball there.
Favorite SEPTA experience? Cars filled with smoke and five stops later they told us the brakes failed.
#1 most played song on your iPod? Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G
What is something you learned in the last week? Apparently 80% of the battery used by free apps on your phone is spent on your 3g connection sending your gps location and downloading ‘relevant’ ads.