ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its innovation in the telemedicine services industry, Physician 360 has announced a first-to-market consumer otoscope and telemedicine kit for ear infections. This innovative package will be sold directly to consumers as well as available to independent pharmacies across the US for retail sale.
Ear infections are the number one reason children go to the doctor, accounting for about 30 million visits to the pediatrician each year. More than 80 percent of children have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old (Boston Children’s Hospital). U.S. parents spend roughly $3 billion each year on doctor visits and treatment, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, with an average annual cost of $350 per child.
The Physician 360 Ear Infection Kit allows inspection of the external ear canal and tympanic membrane under magnification, using a camera and light. Purchased at a pharmacy or directly on the Physician 360 website, the kit can be used any time for an accurate diagnosis by attaching the otoscope to a computer, allowing the medical professional to view the child’s ear remotely. Then, the Physician 360 medical team can send a prescription to any local pharmacy to be filled, if necessary.
Offering this innovative kit to diagnose ear infections is part of Physician 360’s ongoing mission to help patients have access to modern, affordable telemedicine services that lower the cost of healthcare and avoid long waits at urgent care facilities and emergency rooms.
About Physician 360:
Physician 360 serves patients by delivering patient-focused care for common conditions like strep, flu, UTI, anemia, ear infections, birth control, erectile dysfunction, and more. Services are available via online telemedicine and in partnership with more than 1000 pharmacies in all 50 states. The co-founders of Physician 360 are both board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians on a mission to create an affordable virtual care experience that is comparable to a doctor’s visit, with an accurate diagnosis, via a virtual care experience. Physician 360 empowers independent pharmacies to play an expanded role in patient care. Learn more at physician360.co.