Apple is hiring for its new health clinics

AC Wellness, Apple's concierge health and wellness clinics for its Bay Area employees, recently hired more than 40 people, CNBC reports.

AC Wellness operates as a separate subsidiary of Apple. People familiar with the business say Sumbul Desai, MD, the former executive director of the Stanford (Calif.) Medicine Center for Digital Health, is leading the initiative.

Most of new hires are healthcare providers — primarily wellness professionals such as nutritionists, exercise specialists and nurse practitioners — and technologists, most of whom have joined AC Wellness within the last three months, according to CNBC. AC Wellness also has snagged several employees from Crossover Health, which operated clinics in the Bay Area before moving to other locations.

The business also tapped several "care navigators," people with a experience directing patients to the most appropriate care.

Among the physicians AC Wellness has hired are former Stanford community physician Darren Phelan, MD, and former Crossover physician, Nitun Verma, MD, who specializes in sleep.

Many of AC Wellness' new hires hail from health tech startups, which CNBC notes might suggest it will focus on virtual medicine and smartphone consultations.

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