Clinton Phillips, Founder and CEO of 2nd.MD, honored as Houston Business Journal's Elite Top 40 Under 40

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2nd.MD Founder and CEO Clinton Phillips was selected for the prestigious Houston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Award on September 12, 2014, after deliberations of over 700 nominations.

"I'm honored and humbled to be recognized amongst some of Houston's finest leaders under 40." - Clinton Phillips

The Houston Business Journal, 40 Under 40, is a local tradition that highlights and recognizes young business professionals who excel in their industry. The 2014 winners are the 16th class of elite winners selected by a panel of judges and recognized at a formal event late in October.  Clinton Phillips, recently honored with the award, is currently the founder and CEO of 2nd.MD, a revolutionary 2nd opinion service that provides direct access to the world’s best doctors via video or phone within just 3 days.

Clinton has started multiple Healthcare businesses like Aspen Back & Body, a front-runner in non-surgical rehabilitation for spine problems. The clinic helped 1,900 people avoid spine surgery, counting over 40 of the Forbes 400 families as clients. Clinton also served as the Vice President of the Laser Spine Institute, a national leader in minimally invasive surgery. He has been featured on CBS, ABC, Forbes, etc., and manages health matters for several royal families and U.S. leaders.  

Clinton, a former professional South African rugby player, received a masters degree from the University of Johannesburg and currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Jade and three children, including his youngest daughter Gabi who was the inspiration for 2nd.MD. Clinton also serves on the Board of Directors of Prepared Places and supports Smile Train and over 20 orphans through World Vision.  

Clinton’s mission is to make healthcare effortless, starting first with the creation of 2nd.MD.  When facing a new diagnosis, possible surgery or change in medication, 2nd.MD is the perfect solution for peace of mind. Employees at some of the largest companies in the U.S. now access doctors at Harvard, Mayo, Hopkins and the Houston Medical center via their iPad. The technology is being used to support over 1.5 million members around the world with plans to more than double in size in the coming year.  While Clint is dedicated to improving the healthcare industry, he is passionate about truly improving lives.

To learn more about Clinton Phillips or 2nd.MD, please visit, or contact us at press(at)2nd(dot)md.

About 2nd.MD
2nd.MD offers direct access to the world’s best doctors via video or phone, delivering expert 2nd opinions within just 3 days. 2nd.MD’s revolutionary services provide members with resources to make better decisions and gain peace of mind. When facing a new diagnosis, possible surgery, or change in medication, access to specialists from top institutions such as Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General, and Johns Hopkins, can make a world of difference in discovering the best possible treatment options. 2nd.MD delivers a concierge level of care from expert recommendations, records retrieval and consultation coordination to detailed expert notes and follow-up. 70% of expert second opinions lead to a change in treatment plan, resulting in the cancellation in 1 out of 9 surgical procedures. When it comes to your health, don’t 2nd guess, do 2nd.MD.

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