Monday, May 29, 2017

About Empowered Doctor

As a news organization, Empowered Doctor reports on the immense changes that the medical community is facing – scientific and technological breakthroughs, fast changing financial and business models, clashing viewpoints of how medicine should be managed. Empowered Doctor is emerging as an important media platform, exploring the new ideas and concepts that will transform healthcare in the coming years.

Russ Allen – Founder – Publisher

Over the past 25 years Russ Allen has developed a reputation as an innovator in the fusion of marketing, media and technology. He presently is the Chief Executive Officer of, a consumer health news publishing operation that offers marketing services to medical and healthcare providers, including hospitals, medical clinics and individual practices.

Embracing the challenges that new technologies often present, Russ has developed new marketing and business models for the healthcare marketing and medical news environment. Empowered Doctor’s daily health news service is distributed to a range of media partners, including Gannett’s Arizona Central and Tribune’s Chicago Tribune. Empowered Doctor currently partners with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd as the media producer for The National Physician of the Year Awards (

Russ also heads up Optimal Wellness (, a medical management company that support doctors in providing the next generation of concierge medicine. In addition, he has launched the NFL Alumni’s Optimal Wellness Challenge to promote wellness for retired NFL players and our military veterans. (

Russ’s vision of combining advanced technologies with an ethos of principled healthcare delivery is helping to transform the way we manage our wellness and the relationship we have with our healthcare providers.

Stuart Diamond – Founder – Editor in Chief

Stuart Diamond oversees the entire editorial process of Empowered Doctor, including its daily news feed, website development and numerous informational portals. To date Empowered has authored over 2500 video stories. The content has been syndicated online to major media partners, including CBS New York, Chicago Tribune and Arizona Central.

Stuart brings a wide range of professional skills and knowledge to his position as Editor-in-Chief, including experience as a writer, producer, editor, video-artist, composer, and musician. He has produced media and educational programs for many of the best-known corporate and medical organizations, including Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, L3 Communications, SDI Technologies, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Glaxo-Smith and numerous others.

Stuart is recognized in academia as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and was a Trustee on the Board of The California Institute of Integral Studies.

Since 2008, Stuart has been the media producer for The National Physician of the Year Awards presented by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. ( In this context, he has worked with and interviewed the most important physicians, scientists and researchers in modern medicine, telling the stories of the men and women whose work has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world.

John E. Rodriguez – Director of Technology

John Rodriguez has been working closely with Stuart Diamond and Russ Allen to provide a strong and stable platform for editorial publishing since he joined the company in 2010.

He graduated from the Unification Theological Seminary in New York City with Master in Religious Education. He is also a Computer Engineer from the Autonomous University of Colombia (Universidad Autonoma de Colombia).

John has work with companies related to Internet, media and publishing in the last 12 years. He consider himself as a constant learner in every field of life what allows him to adapt himself to new technologies in a short period of time.