Private MD Lab Services Founder Attains Medical Review Officer Certification

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The American Association of Medical Review Officers, Inc. has recently certified Otis A. Plunk M.D. of Private MD Lab Services as a Medical Review Officer. Dr. Plunk has successfully satisfied the federal training requirements and passed the nationally recognized exam. In order to achieve certification, Dr. Plunk received instruction regarding the standard practices and procedures for assessing drug and alcohol test results.

The American Association of Medical Review Officers, Inc. has recently certified Otis A. Plunk M.D. of Private MD Lab Services as a Medical Review Officer. Dr. Plunk has successfully satisfied the federal training requirements and passed the nationally recognized exam. In order to achieve certification, Dr. Plunk received instruction regarding the standard practices and procedures for assessing drug and alcohol test results.

As a Medical Review Officers, Dr Plunk is charged with the task of determining whether a positive drug test result can be medically explained in some manner other than consumption of alcohol or drugs by the patient. In addition, the Medical Review Officer maintains the privacy and confidentiality of the patient’s medical history while reviewing the test results. The Medical Review Officer must understand of the legal, ethical and technical aspects of their position, because they are making the final determination regarding the validity of the patient’s drug test.

Private MD Lab Services is a nationwide, same state-of-the art lab testing facility which is available directly to the public - confidentially, conveniently, and affordably. As the medical director, Dr. Plunk oversees the high standards of online testing results of drug and alcohol tests. Their Web site, privatemdlabs.com, helps patients identify a lab in their area and purchase the test or tests of their own choosing. They receive an e-mail with the address of a Patient Service Center (lab), have the test or tests done, and usually get the results 24 to 48 hours after their visit. An e-mail notification is sent to the patient with a secure Web link where the results can be downloaded confidentially.

In addition to drug screening profiles, Private MD Lab Services detects signs of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, blood diseases, prostate cancer, infectious diseases, kidney and liver conditions, gastrointestinal diseases, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Supplemental tests target general wellness, heart health, cholesterol, hormones and metabolism. Private MD Lab Services also provides tests for male-specific and female-specific conditions, as well as musculoskeletal diseases. Private MD Lab Services is in compliance with state and federal laws requiring licensed physicians to analyze the test data and provide the results, so each patient receives quality care.

Private MD, an executive physical exam center in Atlanta, provides the medical expertise for this nationwide online testing service. Dr. Plunk has invested in secure, user-friendly software and offers access to more than 1,000 Patient Service Centers (labs) that are ready to help patients manage their overall health care.

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