Tampa Florida (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
On June 02, 2012 MD247 Founder Thomas Meehan stated to the press, “We can all agree that people are very often nervous when they talk to a doctor.” His announcement was meant to coincide with a push to rebuild patient and doctor relationships using the supplemental healthcare services provided by the MD247 telemedicine program.
Meehan explained that it isn’t paranoia to feel like a doctor is intentionally choosing to pay attention only to a written chart.
Meehan clarified that it’s also a sad reality that respect for the patient, and the value of that person in society, is an idea that is long lost in medicine.
MD247 contends that medicine has changed a lot over the last twenty-five years. The culture in the Emergency Room, the clinic and many other urgent care centers has changed from a world in which treatment occurred based upon symptoms. It was replaced with a system of more regulations, a frontier of lawsuits and a disconnection from the idea that each and every patient is a person. In short, cash became king due to the high cost of doing business.
Meehan explained that telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology, and it has the ability to eliminate the overhead associated with the practice of modern medicine. This is overcome by the practice being conducted in a way that allows the doctor to eliminate the middleman, and connect directly with the person who is ill. Telemedicine effectively takes the issues of nervousness, perceived paranoia and profound feelings of disrespect and tells both doctors and patients to “stop worrying and just do what you do best.”
Telemedicine connects doctor and patient at any time, on any day of the week, across the miles and from home or work and any other location. The doctor’s office is really all of time and space.
Largo, Florida, based MD247.COM (MD247; MD/247; MD 247; M.D.247; MD-247) provides an affordable telemedicine supplement to existing healthcare services. MD247.COM telemedicine program members have unlimited telephone access to a nationwide medical support team, all with just a single phone call to the MD247.COM telemedicine Talk to a Doctor/Talk to a Nurse Hotline. MD247.COM has a virtual platoon of registered nurses; board certified physicians and a support staff available to members for all non-emergency situations. More information about MD247.COM is available online at http://www.md247.com.