SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading on-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced it will launch new laboratory diagnostics services this summer as part of its patient care offerings, through partnerships with the two top national laboratories LabCorp® (NYSE:LH) and Quest Diagnostics. As featured today at the Fortune Brainstorm HEALTH conference in San Diego, Doctor On Demand becomes the first full-service telemedicine provider to offer fully integrated laboratory services to its more than one million patients.
“Our mission is to improve the world’s health through compassionate care and innovation. By integrating with labs and upgrading our patient profile and follow-up care services, we’ve taken a major step in advancing the quality and range of services treatable via telemedicine,” said Hill Ferguson, CEO of Doctor On Demand. “We’re providing a higher quality and better overall experience, giving patients the unique ability to build a relationship with a single doctor, always putting the patient first.”
To better serve its growing patient base, Doctor On Demand takes a major leap forward in removing clinical barriers to treating patients over telemedicine, providing follow-up care and comprehensive patient profiles through its proprietary technology platform, and access to dedicated, full-time video medicine physicians. By electronically integrating the lab experience into its platform, Doctor On Demand gives doctors direct access to a comprehensive array of tests without having to go through separate lab provider platforms, while offering patients a seamless, paperless experience.
Doctor On Demand empowers patients to take charge of their own health — when a doctor orders a lab test, patients can directly and immediately choose the lab experience that best fits their needs according to price, location, and insurance rather than having a provider or institution dictate the experience. Patients then receive easy-to-understand results and next steps through the app. Doctor On Demand also empowers the development of strong doctor-patient relationships through the use of employed doctors that are available day-to-day, transforming where, when and how you connect with providers.
Seeing triple-digit year-over-year growth of video visits, Doctor On Demand has saved its patients over half of a billion dollars in healthcare costs and over one million hours that would have been spent in the waiting room. In addition to cementing its position as the consumer-preferred telemedicine brand, Doctor On Demand continues to work with over 400 employers and is the video medicine provider for major corporations like American Airlines and four of the Fortune 10.
“Through Doctor On Demand, we’ve given our employees and their families a way to have a doctor with them always, inside and outside the workplace,” said Andrew Rosa, Director of Human Resources, Benefits & Workforce Health at AmeriGas. “Nearly twenty percent of our employees are utilizing the Doctor On Demand platform for their medical care needs. They love how convenient it is to use and each year we're seeing our utilization increase, in turn resulting in significant savings in healthcare costs.”
Other telemedicine services treat patients through phone calls, without the ability to visually examine the patient during the visit, and rely on a network of independent, part-time physicians who are rarely available to provide follow-up or future visits. This contrasts significantly with Doctor On Demand’s services, which provide continuity of care — full-time doctors with an average of over 15 years experience and a range of specialties, who are available day-to-day and build trusted relationships with patients over time.
About Doctor On Demand
Doctor On Demand’s mission is to improve the world’s health through compassionate care and innovation. We believe that health is personal, and means so much more than treating illness. We’re proud of the care we've provided over the years and the relationships we’ve developed with our patients, as evidenced by the 5-star reviews we continually receive. People use our service to gain access to some of the best physicians and licensed therapists in the country, all whenever and wherever is most convenient. It’s as simple as opening the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or computer.
Through live video visits, our hand-picked, US-trained doctors take patient history, perform an exam, and recommend a treatment plan. Prescriptions, if needed, go directly to the pharmacy of choice. While insurance isn’t required, tens of millions of Americans enjoy covered medical and mental health visits through employer and health plan partnerships. To learn more about the hundreds of medical issues we treat, visit us at DoctorOnDemand.com.