USARAD HOLDINGS INC, SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Pioneers Specialty On-Demand Telemedicine And Second Opinion Service At Houston-Based, Mission Bend Freestanding ER Chain

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Novel Integrated Telemedicine and Teleradiology Solution Will Streamline Patient Care and Drive Healthcare Costs Down

“We are pleased to team up with Mission Bend Freestanding ER and their highly trained medical professionals to provide a true pioneering service to their patients," said Michael Yuz, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO of USARAD and SecondOpinions.com.

USARAD Holdings Inc., a leading US Joint Commission Accredited teleradiology and specialty telemedicine solutions provider, including SecondOpinions.com®, announced today that in addition to its existing teleradiology services at Mission Bend ER, it is now adding multispecialty second opinion and expert telemedicine services, to the state-of-the-art, 24/7, freestanding ER chain in Houston, Texas.

As a result of this innovative partnership, there will be many benefits to the patient compared to that of a typical hospital emergency room visit including; reduced costs, quicker service and around-the-clock access to top expert physicians in multiple specialties. Patients are seen by a board certified, specialty physician within 10 minutes or less where they will receive high quality, comprehensive, medical evaluation and diagnosis and optimal treatment plans. In addition, expert teleradiology, second opinion and telemedicine services are available under one roof. Financial savings can also be significantly better than coordinated hospital ER care and delivered more expeditiously.

USARAD and SecondOpinions.com provides patients with expert teleradiology and telemedicine service from specialists and subspecialists. Digital images (MRI, CT and others) are uploaded to a HIPAA-regulated, secure, confidential platform and medical staff will receive a report within hours. In addition, doctors in virtually every medical specialty are on standby to provide consultations via phone or video chat. “We are pleased to team up with Mission Bend Freestanding ER and their highly trained emergency medicine professionals to provide this truly pioneering service to their patients," said Michael Yuz, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO of USARAD and SecondOpinions.com.

Mission Bend ER, based in Mission Bend, TX, is a state-of-the-art emergency room and pharmacy open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week licensed by the Texas Department of Health Services and staffed experienced medical professionals. It offers short wait times – typically 10 minutes or less. Mission Bend ER medical staff includes board certified physicians, nurses, radiology technicians, emergency-trained ancillary staff, and pharmacists. There are expansion plans with several new centers expected to open shortly. "By combining our 24/7 outpatient emergency services with expert teleradiology, telemedicine and second opinions in multiple specialties, our patients will ultimately receive superior care." said Kanti Bansal, MD, Founder and Owner of Mission Bend ER. "

About USARAD Holdings Inc. and SecondOpinions.com®
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USARAD Holdings Inc. has two operating divisions: USARAD.com and SecondOpinions.com®. USARAD.com, a leading Joint Commission Accredited Teleradiology company, provides service for a variety of medical facilities in the U.S. and abroad. It offers a full range of sub-specialty and general radiology exams. USARAD.com is committed to providing timely and responsive image review. SecondOpinons.com is a medical consultation and second opinions leader providing second opinion consultation services to customers by board certified physicians in all medical specialties. SecondOpinions.com provides services to individual consumers and also contracts with insurance companies, corporations, clinics and medical centers of excellence.

About Mission Bend Freestanding ER
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Mission Bend Freestanding ER is a state-of-the-art emergency room and pharmacy open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week licensed by the Texas Department of Health Services and staffed experienced medical professionals. PhysiciansER offers short wait times – typically 10 minutes or less – and offers complete emergency treatment services, including injections, IV therapy for pain, breathing treatments, trauma and injury care, and imaging and laboratory services. Patients will always be seen by a board-certified physician. PhysiciansER medical staff also includes licensed nurses, radiology technicians, emergency-trained ancillary staff, and pharmacists. Mission Bend ER serves the surrounding Texas communities of Sugar Land, Missouri City, Westchase, Alief, Katy, Cinco Ranch, and Richmond/Rosenberg.

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