Telemedicine is a great option for individuals and families seeking to save time and money on their healthcare needs.
Plano, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
AmeriDoc, LLC, a nationwide telemedicine service provider and the California Professional Firefighters Health Benefits Trust (CPFHBT) are pleased to announce that they entered into an agreement to provide members of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF) with 24/7 telemedicine access to participating network physicians via telephone, video and secure email.
With the Ameridoc telemedicine program, members of CPF will experience healthcare on-demand, allowing members to consult with network doctors licensed in their state, via telephone, video or secure email, for general medical advice, recommendations and treatment options for common acute illnesses. “We are excited to introduce the AmeriDoc telemedicine program to our members”, said CPF Health Benefits Trust’s Chair Kenneth Bryant. “In many cases our members are traveling or are on call. Having access to network physicians by telephone, video or secure email may help eliminate the need to take time off or having to look for a care center in an unknown area.” “It was a perfect fit bringing AmeriDoc to members of the CPF”, said Larry Zuccolotto, VP of Marketing for AmeriDoc.
This program is available for individuals and families as a stand-alone plan and it can also complement health insurance plans or work in conjunction with health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement arrangements. “AmeriDoc is proud to work with the CPF Health Benefits Trust and to offer this outstanding telemedicine program to the over 30,000 members of the California Professional Firefighters state organization”, said David Lindsey, President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriDoc. “Telemedicine is a great option for individuals and families seeking to save time and money on their healthcare needs. Members can simply pick up the phone and speak with a member of our Care Coordinating Team to populate there Electronic Medical Records, as well as to consult with a network physician under this plan”.
About AmeriDoc, LLC – AmeriDoc, a nationwide service provider of consumer-directed telemedicine, provides member access round-the-clock to consultations with participating network physicians via online video, telephone and secure email using its proprietary telemedicine and electronic medical record technology. Regardless of location or time, a member can consult with a U.S. based and licensed network physician, who may review medical records, take medical history, discuss symptoms, evaluate conditions, make diagnoses, recommend treatment options, and prescribe non DEA controlled medications when appropriate. All network physicians are independently contracted with AmeriDoc Physician Network, LLC, and are credentialed using NCQA guidelines and are trained on the proprietary AmeriDoc Telemedicine platform. For more information, visit http://www.ameridoc.com.
About CPF – With a membership of more than 30,000, CPF is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters. It is one of the nation’s strongest and most influential public employee organizations. CPF is the officially chartered state council for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which represents more than 298,000 front line firefighters nationally. CPF derives its strength from more than 175 local affiliates, representing some 30,000 front line firefighters and paramedics. CPF services are directed to members through the leadership of these local affiliates. The CPF Health Benefits Trust is an independent 501 (c) (9) not-for-profit Trust organized for the exclusive benefit of CPF members and their families. For more information, visit http://www.cpf.org or http://www.cpf-insurance.com
Rey Colon, Chief Marketing Officer
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