SCOTTSDALE, AZ – (November 7, 2011) Midway through the fall semester at an Arizona high school, a school nurse sent 16-year old Danielle home after three days of worsening sinus pressure, nausea, and runny nose. Danielle’s mother, Diana, had recently heard about a web- based health care solution called MeMD, so instead of taking Danielle to an urgent care center or waiting days to see her pediatrician, Diana took her daughter home to try it out.
At home, Danielle was able to lay down and rest while Diana went online to http://www.MeMD.me. Within 15 minutes, they were connected with a local Arizona physician in MeMD’s national network of certified medical providers. After a brief videoconference session with the doctor through MeMD’s secure patient portal, Danielle’s condition was diagnosed and her prescription was electronically routed to their neighborhood pharmacy. No long wait. No germ-filled waiting room. Just convenient, affordable health care.
Dr. John Shufeldt, founder and CEO of MeMD, is an Arizona-based Board Certified emergency medicine physician, business owner, and founder of one of the nation’s largest, multi-state urgent care network. Dr. Shufeldt experienced first-hand the challenges high-costs and limited access pose to the healthcare system. In 2010, Dr. Shufeldt determined that the future for on- demand medicine was online and developed the ideal solution: MeMD.
“MeMD is a healthcare solution that just works. It’s good for providers, it’s good for patients, it’s good for the system,” states Dr. Shufeldt. “Saving money, improving access, and providing a better experience regardless of insurance coverage is a win for everyone. MeMD joins existing, HIPAA-compliant, web-based technology with a national network of experienced health care providers to deliver convenient and personalized care.”
MeMD’s Chief Operating Officer Ian Vasquez adds, “MeMD’s self-paid, low-cost model guarantees quick access to a physician without struggling through complicated insurance plans. Having worked in the health insurance industry, I saw that health insurance alone doesn’t guarantee quick access to quality physicians. With more and more high-deductible health plans, even those with insurance still bear a large personal expense to see a physician. For the uninsured and insured alike, MeMD offers better access at a fraction of the cost.”
MeMD is not a replacement for a primary care physician or annual preventive health check-ups, but it does offer every American greater access and convenience for treatment of routine illnesses and injuries such as colds, the flu, and minor infections.
After her experience with MeMD, Diana shared, “MeMD was easy to use and helped my daughter quickly feel healthy again. Danielle didn’t have to wait days to see a pediatrician and I didn’t have to take time off work. Best of all we used it from the comfort of our own home. I would highly recommend MeMD to all my friends.” From home, office or any location with web access, and regardless of insurance, MeMD offers fast, high-quality and affordable health care. There is no monthly fee and account set up is free.
To learn more about MeMD, set up an account or see a doctor online now, visit http://www.MeMD.me.
ABOUT MEMD® Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, MeMD is revolutionizing the health care industry by offering every American access to affordable, convenient, on-demand and secure web-based health care. MeMD combines proven telemedicine technologies with business model innovations to improve access to medical providers, reduce health care costs, and make the experience of seeing a physician convenient, enjoyable, and affordable – the way it should be.