Navigation Links
Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Douglas Smith, MD, the medical founder of Minute Clinic, joins Consult A Doctor, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer; calls Consult A Doctor “the next evolution in medical care delivery, increasing access and lowering costs.”

Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2010 -- Consult A Doctor, Inc. announced today that Douglas Smith, board-certified family practice physician and pioneer of retail medical clinics, has joined as its Chief Medical Officer. Consult A Doctor is a nationwide telemedicine service provider of 24/7 access to physician consultations by phone and online.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Smith on our team. He brings years of experience and a deep understanding of the delivery of quality care in an accessible and affordable way with new disruptive business models,” said Wolf Shlagman, CEO. Mr. Shlagman added, “He will help to expand our telemedicine service offerings with specialist consultations, lab services and telemonitoring in addition to leveraging our online software platform for use by health plan providers and their own physician networks.”

Consult A Doctor’s telemedicine services reduce health care costs for all payers by providing members with convenient efficient access to medically equivalent care in a lower-cost setting, reducing unnecessary doctor and ER visits by up to 80%.

In 1999, Douglas Smith, M.D. and his partners formed the idea of a retail health care model: convenient clinic locations staffed by physician-supervised nurse practitioners who could focus treatment to common family medical conditions. They set out to offer the same top-quality care expected from a primary doctor's office, urgent care center or emergency room, but made quick and affordable. CVS acquired Minute Clinic for over $200 million in 2005. Today, Minute Clinic operates over 500 clinics in 25 states.

“I joined Consult A Doctor because it was apparent that there was a great synergy between the utilization of evidence-based medical care, technology and patient knowledge allowing more of the care that can be delivered by telephone and online. Consult A Doctor’s platform allows more complete medical offerings than the others that I have looked at,” Dr. Smith said.

“I believe that consumers have become educated regarding the availability of alternative methods of accessing lower cost, high quality care and Consult A Doctor is well positioned to address many current and future problems facing the American health system, bringing disruptive change in the way medical care gets accessed and delivered.” said Dr. Smith.
About Consult A Doctor, Inc.

Consult A Doctor partners with health insurance companies, self-insured groups, third-party administrators, brokers and others to offer convenient 24/7 access to doctor consultations by phone and online to their members and customers. Its proprietary nationwide network of U.S.-based physicians provides specific answers to medical questions and advice regarding non-emergency, routine medical conditions. All Consult A Doctor physicians are carefully screened, credentialed and have malpractice insurance coverage. They discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many minor conditions, and can prescribe medication when appropriate. Consult A Doctor’s telemedicine service reduces healthcare cost for all payers by providing members with convenient efficient access to medically equivalent care in a lower-cost setting, and considerably reduce unnecessary doctor, ER and urgent care visits.

For more information about Consult A Doctor – please call 888-688-DOCTOR (888-688-3628) or visit


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Leading Healthcare Human Resource Consulting Firm, Integrated Healthcare Strategies, Launches New Website
2. Scout's House™ Announces Nation's First Animal Physical Rehabilitation Therapy Consultation Service for Veterinarians
3. Health IT Consultants: EHR Vendor Directory – There's an App for That
4. Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services Offers Complimentary Consultations for Sufferers of Chronic Back Pain
5. Morehead Associates, Inc. and Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) Finalize Agreement for Employee and Physician Surveys and Consulting Services
6. Santa Rosa Consulting Announces New Free Education Series: Hot Topics in Patient Care Device Integration
7. Mattress Firm Partners with Upside Group Franchise Consulting
8. Increased Government Scrutiny of Companies That Use Independent Contractors, Consultants, or Freelancers: Are You Ready? Learn More at Complimentary Breakfast Briefing
9. Online Business Marketing Consultant Jim Kukral Chosen To Keynote Affiliate Summit 2010
10. Local Entrepreneur Launches Internet & Direct Marketing Consulting Firm Graham Gibson Uses Success In Business To Help Others
11. Agility Consulting Partners with pan (Performance Assessment Network) to Bring Custom Private Label Assessment Capability to Human Resource Professionals and Consultants
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (BSI) has ... the Nutraceutical Specialties products into oral solid dosage in the over the counter ... are pleased to announce our expanded distribution agreement with ASI.” said Steve Brauer, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... California-based i2i Systems, ... announced today that Michigan-based Family Health Center (FHC) has selected i2iTracks as their ... FHC was awarded the largest Affordable Care Act grant for Federally Qualified Health ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... An inventor from Charlottesville, Va., is ... "My last baby had high blood pressure due to loud noises," she said, "so ... babies from noise pollution as well as radio waves and microwaves." , The baby ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... In an interview with Andy Mitchell of Peconic ... on Long Island’s east end. During the broadcast, entitled “Eyes: the Window to the ... glaucoma and cataracts, and how a visit with his grandmother to her physician put ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... magazines and websites specializing in independent living, assisted living and all other retirement ... Alzheimer’s awareness and research remains a top priority. , So ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) (the ... terms of its previously announced consent solicitation (as amended ... aggregate principal amount 7⅛% Senior Notes due 2018 (the ... fees payable pursuant to the Consent Solicitation, (ii) the ... the expiration date of the Consent Solicitation.    ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015  Precision Image Analysis ... is pleased to announce a dramatic expansion of ... services. Building on its ISO-9001:2008 certification for its ... comprehensive Core Lab protocols and procedures. This expansion ... research activities.  Their Core Lab services include design ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and REHOVOT, Israel , ... specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring and developing innovative ... announced the appointment of Keith A. Katkin ... Gregory J. Flesher , chief executive officer for ... building successful organizations.  As chairman, he will be able ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: