Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Save On Medical announces their new patient assistance initiative, which helps patients in low-populated areas find quality and affordable healthcare providers with comparative price-shopping features. Patients with limited physician access now have a resource to help them discover the closest providers with the best reviews and pricing.
Geographic data firm Ersi and The Washington Post released a study last week highlighting the areas throughout the country in need of improved physician access. Cities in states such as Nevada, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Michigan and Mississippi are recognized as having fewer than 1,000 patients per doctor’s office. Even in Central Florida where there is a high physician population, patients in less populated areas have to travel long distances to find general practitioners and specialists.
Patients like Mindy Treadwell * [Patient Name Changed for Privacy Purposes] from Cedar Key, Florida end up opting to go without care in order to save time, money and hassle. “Using a website like Save On Medical is a no-brainer for someone like me, who owns my own business and is a self-payer for care,” says Treadwell who is like a quarter of Americans who are uninsured and resort to price shopping for affordable cash prices for care. “Knowing that resources like Save On Medical can help you to get the preventative care you need is huge to me and my family because we have a history of cancer in our family, and knowing that we can afford the screening necessary to keep ourselves healthy is just wonderful. I will tell all of my employees and friends about Save On Medical.”
Treadwell was told about Save On Medical by a patient Coordinator at in Leesburg, Florida, when she inquired about affordable Ultrasound pricing in Central Florida. Challenges like Treadwell’s are not uncommon in rural areas, where the likelihood of a densely uninsured patient population is high. It is important for these patients to learn about their resources and be proactive about their health and wellness. Read more by clicking here.
About Save On Medical
Save On Medical is the premiere resource for patients when it comes to shopping for and booking medical services; it also enables physicians to reach patients in the increasingly popular price-sensitive market. Patients are able to search for medical services by price, quality and convenience with the help of the SOM Docometer. By comparing average costs of services in the region, Save On Medical allows for pricing transparency in the health care market, which enables the patient to decide what is important to them when it comes to their care. In the same ways that travel sites such as Hotels.com and Travelocity work, Save On Medical provides the patient with all of their options, then helps them to easily schedule appointments and pay for the service easily and at a fraction of the price.
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