According to the American Telehealth Association (ATA) virtual visits can be perfectly appropriate for up to 70% of urgent and primary care.
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 02, 2014
Evolve Medical Clinics, the first truly disruptive business model within the primary and urgent care arena, is having its Grand Opening Saturday September 20th. This opening coincides with a health fair the clinic is sponsoring. Evolve offers affordable and accessible care incorporating technology to assist patients in achieving high quality, convenient medical care.
Evolve Medical Clinics’ pricing structure is a groundbreaking change in healthcare. The membership and direct pay models are priced at $35/month and $25/visit, which is substantially lower than any other similar program in the US. At $1.15/day, Evolve’s model makes healthcare access just as affordable as a bottle of water per day or a weekly latte. Patients with insurance are still use their insurance for labs, X-Rays and specialists similar to a traditional medical office.
Another feature that differentiates Evolve Medical Clinics from the traditional outpatient care is the online visits. Evolve Medical Clinics offers online access to healthcare professionals. Virtual visits are conducted using HIPPA-compliant, secure video similar to Skype. The patient only needs Internet access via a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
According to the American Telehealth Association (ATA) virtual visits can be perfectly appropriate for up to 70% of urgent and primary care. Evolve uses the extensive guidelines published by the ATA to assure the highest quality care and appropriateness of virtual visits. The founder and CEO of Evolve Medical Clinics, Dr. Michael R. Freedman, maintains active membership and participation in the ATA.
Virtual visits eliminate the need for the patient to physically drive over and take time off from work. Patients can schedule virtual visits the same way a traditional visit is scheduled. Virtual visits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on an urgent care basis. Since all of their patient information is electronic, Evolve’s medical professionals have access to everything they may potentially need to fully understand a patient’s history no matter where the provider is located. Importantly, if the problem cannot be resolved virtually, patients are able to come into the office and be seen in-person. This contrasts dramatically with nearly all other virtual on-line care, as they do not have a physical location. For the 1/3 or more of the patients they are unable to help on-line, the patients are simply refunded their money and told to seek care elsewhere, leaving them to start all over.
Located at 509 South Cherry Grove, Annapolis, MD, Evolve Medical Clinics looks to serve residents of Annapolis. Located less than 2 miles from the intersection of US 50 and 97, just off Aris T. Allen, EMC is well situated to provide care for residents of Annapolis, Davidsonville, Edgewater and most of Anne Arundel county.
If you would like to contribute to Evolve Medical Clinics’ modern model of medicine please visit their campaign on Indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/insurance-free-medical-clinics.
About Evolve Medical Clinics
Evolve Medical Clinics has developed a disruptive operational innovation of primary and urgent care centers. Recognizing that patients are frustrated with long waits, poor access, difficult communication, and no personal record of their visit, the founder sought to use advances in technology and business management to deliver higher quality care and vastly improved customer service and all at lower cost.
The core components of the Evolve Medical Clinics service offering include:
Membership model designed to eliminate financial incentives of multiple visits and instead rewarding convenience and good healthcare using all available technology
A hospitality culture featuring a modern, clean, relaxing facility design with emphasis on service: Virtual visits, guaranteed on-time visits, same-day appointments, and reliable follow-up
Ease of communication between patient and office and/or provider using phone, text, email or virtual
Online and mobile convenience such as appointment scheduling, Rx renewals and complete personal health record including all provider notes
Team-oriented, evidence-based, cost-effective care including the use of physician extenders
Affordable: $35/month ($1.15/day) and only $25/visit. Children of members (ages 12-25 years old) qualify for a free membership with their parent’s membership. Evolve is also happy to see non-members for $105 per visit.
For more information, visit http://www.emc4me.com