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Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
Date:4/13/2010

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
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