Jackson Hole, Wyo. (PRWEB) October 12, 2008
DocTalk, Inc. today announced an agreement to provide physician review for health risk appraisals completed by subscribers to U.S. Preventive Medicine's The Prevention Plan™. The Prevention Plan is a new health management program offered by U.S. Preventive Medicine to help individuals determine their top health risks and receive a customized plan to lower those risks. Subscribers have their health inventory's results reviewed by one of DocTalk's board-certified physicians who will then make comments about the findings and recommend additional actions or necessary follow up.
"DocTalk's goal is to encourage people to be more engaged in their health and improve the dialogue between physicians and patients," said Brent Blue, M.D., president and medical director of DocTalk, Inc. "By emphasizing prevention as the way to a healthier future, U.S. Preventive Medicine is changing the way people approach their health. We are thrilled to have DocTalk's board-certified physicians provide physician review of health risk appraisals and increase the chances that risks will be identified and addressed in a timely manner."
"At U.S. Preventive Medicine we understand that prevention is most effective when a person's health risks are detected early and clearly identified," said Christopher T. Fey, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "Doc Talk's physician review services allow us to raise the bar by assuring our subscribers that their assessments are being reviewed by board-certified physicians who can provide them with the best assessment of their health."
When an individual signs up for The Prevention Plan, their health status is assessed through comprehensive blood work, vitals and a subscriber-provided online record of their health history. After completing the online portion of the appraisal, subscribers undergo extensive blood tests to determine their level of risk for a variety of medical conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
As part of the agreement, The Prevention Plan subscribers have the option to request that their health risk appraisals be reviewed by a member of DocTalk Inc.'s network of board-certified physicians. While reviewing the subscriber's appraisal, the DocTalk physician makes comments and suggestions about the findings of the lab tests and makes recommendations for any additional follow-up.
About DocTalk, Inc.
DocTalk Inc., a telephone-based, pay-per-call service, provides licensed physicians to answer consumers' medical and health-related questions 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-per-year. Known as "the voice of consumer medical information," DocTalk physicians share up-to-date information about medical conditions, procedures and treatment options. DocTalk stresses communication skills that allow physicians to translate medical information so that it is easy to understand, accurate and confidential. DocTalk employs only board certified or board eligible physicians who use their knowledge, experience and an online medical resource library to provide up-to-date, accurate health information.
About U.S. Preventive Medicine®
U.S. Preventive Medicine®, a privately-owned global prevention services company with clients nationwide and the United Kingdom, provides primary, secondary and tertiary clinical prevention services to government, employers and consumers that are data-driven and outcomes-oriented. Company products include the world's first preventive health benefit, The Prevention Plan™, available to buy or test drive at http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com and http://www.ThePreventionPlan.com.
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