Dr. Setu Vora serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut. He leads the health system and oversees population health, self funded health plans, employee health, independent TPA, Tribal Pharmacy, PBM, and healthcare enterprises. He is a practicing physician, board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Vora has been a critical advocate for reversing diabetes for Pequot Healthcare members, and has partnered with Virta since 2019. Watch his interview below to understand the challenges he’s overcome and his philosophy behind food as medicine.
"Look at the ROH return on health, and then verify with an ROI. There's clear-cut evidence that by eliminating diabetes-specific medications, there is savings on the pharmacy side that pays for itself for the whole Virta program. We have numbers to show that over 60% of members who are on this program, at two years, that they're able to reverse, eliminate medications for diabetes altogether. We also know that about 70% of insulin is reduced or eliminated completely. And the total dose is down by 90% or more."