About Us

About Us

Vivien Health seeks to become the world’s leading provider of virtual second opinions for foot and ankle problems.

We understand the need to question your initial diagnosis and treatment plan. It doesn’t necessarily mean your doctor is wrong; rather, you’re ensuring that you’re receiving the highest quality of care before embarking on that medical journey. Vivien Health has brought together leading board-certified orthopedic surgeons subspecialized in foot and ankle to review your case and render an opinion within days.

REASONS TO GET A SECOND
OPINION FROM VIVIEN HEALTH?

  • Peace of mind
  • Reclaim your healthcare choices
  • Be your own healthcare advocate
  • Avoid the restrictions of your insurance policy
  • Eliminate travel and wait time
  • Receive medical opinions from world-class, high-demand surgeons

OUR FOUNDER

R. James Toussaint, M.D.
Founder and CEO

Dr. Toussaint is a Harvard-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

He performs the entire spectrum of nonoperative and operative foot and ankle procedures — from traumatic injuries (fractures) to deformity correction (bunions and hammertoes) to degenerative joint procedures (total ankle replacements).

Dr. Toussaint chose his specialty because foot and ankle problems are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and undertreated. Many orthopedic surgeons shy away from this specialty, leaving many patients without providers to tackle these difficult problems. Dr. Toussaint wanted to fill a need for a well-trained orthopedic foot and ankle specialist.

What sets Dr. Toussaint apart is that he welcomes the complexity and diversity of foot and ankle problems, and he looks forward to tackling the most complex cases. Whenever possible, Dr. Toussaint tries nonsurgical approaches before considering surgery.

Outside of orthopedics, Dr. Toussaint enjoys art, running, resistance training, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

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