Former Teladoc Chief Medical Officer Joins 2nd.MD

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Nationally Recognized Expert to Oversee Quality, Safety and Compliance

Today, 2nd.MD announced the hiring of Dr. Richard Boxer as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Boxer will oversee the protocols that ensure quality, safety, and compliance for 2nd.MD’s clients and physician specialists. Dr. Boxer is a nationally recognized speaker on telemedicine issues who most recently worked for seven years as Chief Medical Officer of Teladoc.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Boxer to 2nd.MD. His impeccable credentials and extensive telemedicine expertise will help us ensure our success as we bring expert medical advice and second opinions to employees around the world,” said Clinton Phillips, CEO 2nd.MD. "It is an honor to have a thought leader of his caliber join our team.” Phillips added.

Richard J Boxer, M.D. is board certified in urology and Clinical Professor at UCLA, University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has written over 40 scientific articles and book chapters, won a national award for cancer research, and was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association for excellence in Urology. In addition, Dr. Boxer has twice been recognized as one of the top doctors in America.

Dr. Boxer has served as a senior advisor on health policy in four Presidential campaigns and is an Associate Editor of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Post and a regular contributor to multiple medical journals. He was appointed by President Clinton to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) from 1995 to 2002 and National Board of Advisors of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) from 1994 to 1999.

“2nd.MD has a cutting edge approach to healthcare, and I am excited to be joining the team,” said Dr. Boxer. “I am looking forward to building on its success, and working to ensure that employees have access to the best possible care and cutting edge medical advice that is often not offered or accessible to them.”

About 2nd.MD
2nd.MD was founded in 2011 to solve the frustrations that CEO Clint Phillips experienced when seeking medical advice for his daughter Gabi, who had a stroke at birth. Today, 2nd.MD gives employees at companies around the world access to second opinions from world-renowned medical specialists. Doctors are hand-picked from top institutions like Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. With wait times of only 3 days and consults by video or phone, employees get expert medical advice on their terms, unnecessary costs are avoided and the company pays a smaller healthcare bill.

2nd.MD - no insurance hassles, no waiting rooms, just answers.
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