Florida Urgent Care Center Provides Online Doctor Visits
MeMD News •
2 min read •
Aug 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM •
Written by: Kat Smith
Pembroke Pines, Fla. – With life moving at warp speed, there is no time to be sick. If you get sick, you need to get better as quickly as possible. Good luck scheduling a doctor visit on short notice.
If you have a webcam, then worry no more – you can see a doctor whenever you want. Doctors Express Pembroke Pines recently incorporated a virtual healthcare service, MeMD, so Floridians can consult a doctor right from their home or office on a webcam-equipped computer.
“We want to be at the forefront of virtual healthcare technology,” says Avraham Uncyk, Doctors Express Pembroke Pines Medical Director. “Making our physicians available on MeMD’s existing HIPAA-compliant, web-based technology improves our ability to deliver convenient and personalized care.”
With the partnership in place, Florida residents now have greater access to affordable, convenient healthcare. Patients have the choice of seeing a physician by visiting Doctors Express, or they can virtually consult a physician on their computer, without having to leave home.
If a prescription is needed, the MeMD physician will electronically route it to the nearest pharmacy of the patient’s choice. If the patient does not already have a pharmacy benefit, MeMD offers a pharmacy discount card that provides savings on brand name and generic medications at more than 61,000 pharmacies nationwide.
“Patients are demanding accessible, affordable healthcare with minimal interruptions to their busy schedules,” states Dr. Uncyk. “Saving money, improving access, and providing a better experience regardless of insurance coverage is a win for everyone.”
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 âÂÂ the way it should be.
ABOUT DOCTORS EXPRESS
Doctors Express was founded in Baltimore in 2005 by an emergency room physician seeking a more efficient, affordable and personable system for urgent care patients. Doctors Express walk-in medical centers are sweeping across the country as America’s first nationally branded urgent care centers. Much like an emergency room, Doctors Express is an urgent care facility with physicians on staff. Doctors Express provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma and sports injuries (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Visit www.DoctorsExpressPembrokePines.com.