Some doctors’ offices are now consulting patients over the phone and online - asking patients not to come into the office to avoid spreading the flu.
With flu season kicking into high gear, many people looking to get medical care turn to the internet instead of dragging themselves to their doctor's office.
Jenny McClendon, a physician's assistant with MeMD, explains how patients from around the country can be treated by doctors online from the comfort of home.
It's the middle of the night, you're not feeling well, and your doctor's office is closed. What to do? Try a virtual doctor visit from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Telemedicine has been around over 100 years, but with gains in mobile technology many businesses are adding eHealth to an employee's healthcare benefits.
Healthcare experts at MeMD discuss the shift to consumer-driven health plans and how the growing field of telemedicine offers healthcare insurers the opportunity to integrate on-demand access to quality care into their health plans.
In December 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee drafted the Telehealth Modernization Act, a piece of legislation aiming to unify state telehealth laws.
Online doctor visits offer convenience and often lower costs. More patients are choosing online consultations for common and minor ailments.
It’s time to change the way we approach healthcare and fitness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, four out of five U.S. adults do not meet guidelines for healthy physical activity. Research by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows national health care expenditures are nearing $3 trillion dollars per year. In an […]
It’s late at night; your child complains of a sore throat and has a mild fever. You’ve tried, but cannot reach your pediatrician. Do you go to the emergency room, or stay home from work the next day to take your child to the doctor’s office? Most parents have faced that question at one time […]
John Shufeldt, the mastermind behind MeMD, sits down to discuss his revolutionary healthcare service that improves access to medical providers, reduces healthcare costs, and makes the experience of seeing a physician convenient, enjoyable, and affordable.
Doctor’s house calls have gone hi-tech. Hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States are now seeing their doctor online. One estimate shows about 400,000 consumers used online medical services last year.
By Jonathan Field | Managing Editor Thanks to health care reform and technological innovations in the private sector, the telehealth market is booming. And it is having a direct impact on the physician-patient relationship and on the health costs associated with an employer-sponsored health plan.