Garden City, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Rising healthcare costs are affecting families, individuals and businesses at every level from inadequate care to lost productivity. A new nationwide telemedicine service dedicated to diagnosing and treating those suffering from common illnesses to chronic conditions is now available. “Illness strikes at inopportune times. With telemedicine, there are no more unnecessary trips, co-pays or high deductibles. WebDoc247.com is not insurance; our platform is a convenient and affordable first line of defense, used to diagnose and treat the most common conditions,” Zsolt Sapy, CEO, WebDoc247.com, explained.
WebDoc247.com utilizes a telemedicine platform bringing the doctor, nurse or specialist to patients through a telephone, mobile device or web browser instantly. WebDoc247.com is bringing back the house call by connecting consumers with registered nurses and/or licensed, board certified physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "It’s 2 a.m., and your child isn't feeling well. You wake up with symptoms of a sinus infection. You're on a business trip and feel the on-set of a urinary tract infection. Instead of trying to get an appointment with your doctor, or running off to the ER or urgent care on the weekend, a quick call to WebDoc247.com will connect you with a registered nurse who will triage the call. If a prescription is required, the consultation will be escalated to a physician licensed to practice in the state you are currently located," Sapy stated.
WebDoc247.com also comes with added features for members such as a free discount prescription program and activity tracking using devices such as Fitbit. Plans are already in place to embed the iTerpret communications platform for patients needing language assistance and interpretation services as well as valuable partner programs, which include affordable genetic screening services. Remote monitoring programs for consumers suffering from chronic diseases are also on the 2014 road map.
WebDoc247.com is currently being offered by more than 200 brokers throughout the country, says co-founder, Kevin Looser. "One of the biggest challenges of rolling out our platform was convincing potential clients that telemedicine actually exists and that it can be used as a claims avoidance tool, especially for companies with self funded health plans. Fortunately for us, once they try it, they're hooked. After all, who would ever take time off from work to sit in a germ filled waiting room if they didn't have to." Plans are currently available direct to consumers, as well as discounted pricing for employer groups and member based organizations.