Telemedicine

Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified physicians who can consult, diagnose, and prescribe medication for common and acute illnesses by phone or video. This can redirect medical costs from group health plans by handling up to 70% of all doctor visits.


*Average costs for level 1 non-emergency visits. Healthcarebluebook.com.


Frequently Asked Questions

Telemedicine is a national network of board-certified licensed Internal Medicine and Emergency Room physicians that diagnose illnesses, recommend treatment, and prescribe medications when appropriate for its members over the telephone, through secure bi-directional video and email.
Immediate access to medical attention can often resolve problems that, if left untreated, could eventually result in hospitalization. Telemedicine provides convenient, affordable access to healthcare at anytime and anywhere! Telemedicine provides 24/7/365 access to a physician without ever having to leave your home or office. No waiting for office visits! And, prescriptions (if needed and appropriate) are sent to the local pharmacy of your choice.
Telemedicine's programs reduce unnecessary doctor's office and emergency room visits and allow members alternatives to visiting their primary care physician for purely informational and other basic reasons. Data shows up to 70% of all doctor visits may be superfluous, costing billions of dollars and can be handled with a telemedicine telephone or video consultation.
Telemedicine uses a third party credentialing agency to ensure that only the best providers are servicing clients. The credentialing process is comprehensive and includes license verification, reference checks, and background checks. In fact, the process is fully in accordance with the American Association of Preferred Provider Organization (AAPPO) standards and is the same criteria used by hospitals to grant privileges.
We recommend that for infants under two years of age an actual visit to the doctor is in order. However, there is no minimum age to consult with a telemedicine physician regarding your medical concern. However, the physician's ability to provide information or diagnose and treat is dependent on the nature of the symptoms and the patient's ability to communicate his/her condition to the doctor.
Absolutely! Telemedicine is not insurance. We do not deny access to quality care because of pre-existing conditions.
Yes. Telemedicine services are available 24/7/365 throughout the United States. The physician will call the patient on the number that was provided generally within 15 minutes and guaranteed within a couple of hours.
No. As a member, you have access to unlimited telephone consults anywhere, anytime. You only pay the nominal consult fee if applicable for each instance.
A telemedicine physician has the ability (if medically appropriate) to prescribe a wide range of products. These include, but are not limited to, medications such as antibiotics and antihistamines. Our physicians do not prescribe medications regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency or those that pose a potential for abuse or addiction. Also, telemedicine physicians do not prescribe lifestyle drugs.
The most common prescriptions given are antibiotics and antihistamines. Our physicians follow strict protocol when diagnosing conditions.