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Empower Health Appoints Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer to Management Team.

AUSTIN, Texas--(BW HealthWire)--Nov. 2, 1998--

Dr. C. Everett Koop Welcomes Susan Georgen-Saad as CFO and Dr.

Alexander Cavalli as CDO

Empower Health Corporation, developer of the widely-used drkoop.com health site, announced today the addition of Ms. Susan Georgen-Saad as Chief Financial Officer and Dr. Alexander Cavalli as Chief Development Officer.

Under the guidance of Dr. C. Everett Koop, Chairman of the Board and former U.S. Surgeon General, Empower Health is developing Internet and desktop software solutions empowering consumers to better manage their personal health. These new appointments allow the company to continue to move forward in executing its growth strategy.

"These additions to our management team add tremendous expertise in financial management and Internet technology. Each of these individuals has established records of success at key technology and industry firms," said Donald Hackett, President and CEO of Empower Health. "As we move forward together into the rapidly growing market for consumer-centric, healthcare Internet and desktop software solutions, these talented individuals provide essential knowledge, expertise and contacts to our firm."

Prior to joining Empower Health, Ms. Georgen-Saad served as the CFO of IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc., a market research firm providing services to the hi-tech and telecommunications industries. Ms. Georgen-Saad brings to Empower Health more than 19 years of experience in strategic operational and financial management in the hi-tech services, pharmaceutical research, insurance, healthcare and financial services industries. She has executive-level experience in publicly held companies as well as in building infrastructure for high-growth healthcare and technology development-stage companies.

Dr. Cavalli is an international expert and pioneer in the technologies that drive virtual companies and electronic commerce. He has over 15 years of experience in creating the technologies that are now central to large-scale distributed computing systems, including the Internet. This work includes creating the first commercially available Web browser, the first large-scale Internet search engine, the first Internet-based Virtual Private Network and one of the largest electronic commerce sites in the world, based on sheer dollar volume. Dr. Cavalli is an in-demand speaker and has been a panel member at a variety of conferences and forums focused on Internet usage and Electronic Commerce.

Both Ms. Georgen-Saad and Dr. Cavalli are located in the Austin headquarters of Empower Health Corporation.

Empower Health Corporation, chaired by Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General and headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a consumer-centric, Web-based software and services company, which develops and markets drkoop.com. The drkoop.com Web site offers a comprehensive set of personal health information, e-commerce and interactive services for individuals to better manage their personal health. Additional information on Empower health can be found at http://www.empowerhealth.com
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