something that is first

al·​pha | \ ˈal-fə | noun

We believe in firsts

Our Mission

Alpha aims to empower women to take control of their personal healthcare by providing patients with access to simple, everyday medical needs in a convenient, affordable, and discreet online process.


Of young people in the United States do not have a Primary Care Provider.


Is the average number of days patients wait for an appointment in the US.


Americans live in what many researchers call a “primary care desert,” where the total number of PCPs only meet 50% or less of what the community needs.

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Our Story

Women face the greatest barriers to accessible and affordable healthcare. Our healthcare system is broken, and Hello Alpha is here with a better solution. Alpha was formed with the goal of providing access to care for some of the country’s most common, underserved, and undertreated medical needs.

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Our Medical Team

Our doctors and nurse practitioners are all licensed and board certified within the U.S. Alpha Providers prescribe evidence-based treatments based on clinical guidelines. Learn more about our prescription philosophy.

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Our Partner Pharmacies

Alpha Partner Pharmacies are all based in the U.S. and are licensed by the Boards of Pharmacy in the states that we serve.

Who We Are

We are mothers, daughters, and sisters, supported by sons, fathers and brothers, and we are advocates for women’s health. Each member of our team has faced their own challenge with today’s healthcare system - we empathize, we care, and we are your advocates.

Our Alpha Women Leaders

Gloria Lau, CEO of Alpha Medical

Gloria Lau

Co-founder & CEO

Gloria Lau is the cofounder/CEO of Hello Alpha, with a mission to improve access to women’s healthcare needs. She has over a decade of experience in data science and machine learning, ranging from small startups to public companies like Linkedin and Google. She is a consulting faculty at Stanford Engineering. She has an MS and PhD from Stanford, and a BS from UCLA.

Dr. Mary Jacobson, Chief Medical Officer at Alpha Medical

Mary Jacobson, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Mary Jacobson, MD, fondly known as Dr. J, is the Chief Medical Officer. She is an accomplished academic, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and minimally invasive surgeon with extensive experience in clinical care, medical education, hospital operations, and research who is currently changing organizations with the goal of changing the world by applying experience in women’s health and entrepreneurial and social innovation skills towards development of blue ocean ideas about patient-centered care and physician work-life balance.

We’re excited to be a part of your healthcare journey.

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