SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading on-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced that it will offer video visits with US-trained, board-certified physicians to consumers within the State of Arkansas. Under new state legislation effective today, patients are now able to see medical providers from a location of their choice, removing the restriction to their being at a healthcare facility to use telemedicine services. Doctor On Demand is uniquely positioned to serve the Arkansan population as Doctor On Demand conducts 100% of its doctor visits through video capabilities. The new legislation stipulates that a phone call is not sufficient to establish the initial professional doctor-patient relationship.
The Arkansas Department of Health states that Arkansas ranks very low - 48th out of the 50 states - for overall health, and that access to healthcare in the state continues to prove challenging. Arkansas ranks 49th out of the 50 states for doctor-patient ratio in the country, with every county in the state medically underserved. In areas with limited physician access, wait times surpass the national average of 18 days to see a primary care physician. Doctor On Demand works with many of the largest employers in the state of Arkansas, as well as the largest insurance providers, and is committed to extending access across the state to high-quality healthcare.
“Arkansans know firsthand the hassle and pain associated with accessing timely and affordable care. Video medicine gives consumers in Arkansas the opportunity to receive care on their own schedule, no matter where they are, while simultaneously lowering the cost associated with seeing a doctor,” said Hill Ferguson, CEO of Doctor On Demand. “Doctor On Demand has saved over a half-billion dollars in healthcare costs through video visits and over one million hours that would have been spent in the waiting room. In today’s healthcare landscape we expect to see even greater telemedicine adoption to provide quality care to those who need it most.”
As congressmen continue to debate over healthcare reform, it is clear that the system must look to innovative solutions like telemedicine that provide more efficient and broad access to affordable care. Doctor On Demand provides fast, easy, and cost-effective video consultations with board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, and licensed psychologists via smartphone, tablet, or computer. The service is available for anyone to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members can choose from an on-demand visit with wait times of less than 5 minutes, or schedule an appointment with a board-certified physician at a time most convenient to them.
“I'm so glad I used this app instead of wasting time in a waiting room. I waited less than 5 minutes, received great care, had my prescription sent to my pharmacy and I didn't have to leave my living room. It also cost less than if I went to the doctor's office. Probably the most useful app I've ever used!” said Ashley, a Doctor On Demand patient.
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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 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.