October 9, 2013
MDLIVE Champions Bringing Back the House Call by Providing Immediate Access to Doctors and Therapists 24/7 by Phone or Over Secure Video
SUNRISE, Fla. – October 9, 2013 – MDLIVE, a leading provider of connected care delivery services and software, announced today that Dr. Travis Stork, emergency medicine physician and co-host of the Emmy® award-winning, syndicated daytime talk show, The Doctors, has joined the company as Chairman of its Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Stork’s role will be one of a true hands-on partnership, including personally taking calls from MDLIVE patients to understand their needs and helping MDLIVE design processes that ensure the highest standards of care and customer experience. He will personally work with the company’s nationwide network of physicians to help them offer the highest quality care delivered in a professional way that reflects Dr. Stork’s well-known, trusted and caring bedside manner. Dr. Stork is passionate about MDLIVE creating the gold standard in the emerging and rapidly growing telehealth market.
“MDLIVE is for everyone and I’m delighted to be joining a company that is dedicated to offering immediate access to quality healthcare,” said Dr. Stork. “With waiting times to see a doctor increasing, MDLIVE provides quick, convenient access to experienced, Board Certified physicians. MDLIVE puts the patient at the center of everything they do and empowers them to make the best choices, and to control their information and experience. I’m committed to this effort and believe that connected care will make doctor-patient consults not only convenient and accessible, but that they will soon become the preferred consumer choice for ongoing health and wellness,” said Stork.
“Our close partnership with Dr. Stork will capitalize on our joint vision for delivering an incredible customer experience never seen before in healthcare, providing superb, affordable care anytime, anywhere in a confidential and trustworthy manner,” said Randy Parker, CEO of MDLIVE. “MDLIVE offers care on the patients’ terms and our network of doctors can diagnose, treat and even prescribe medication when appropriate to help people avoid the unnecessary hassles of traveling to the ER and dealing with the frustration of crowded waiting rooms. We look forward to working with Dr. Stork in bringing back the house call to create a new and unprecedented standard of patient care,” said Parker.
“Dr. Stork’s joining MDLIVE underscores our mission, which is to deliver consumers an exceptional doctor/patient experience,” said John Sculley, Board of Directors Vice Chairman for MDLIVE and former CEO for Apple and Pepsi-Cola. “Building trust through consumer-direct branding will be an MDLIVE hallmark,” said Sculley.
About Dr. Travis Stork
Dr. Travis Stork is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and co-host of the Emmy® award-winning talk show, The Doctors. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned his M.D. with honors from the University of Virginia, being elected into the prestigious honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha for outstanding academic achievement. He is also on the Medical Advisory Board for Men’s Health magazine and is The New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Belly Prescription and The Doctor Is In: A 7-Step Prescription for Optimal Wellness. Dr. Stork is an expert medical contributor to many national publications and news programs in addition to his monthly column in Prevention magazine.
Founded in 2006, MDLIVE is a leading provider of connected care delivery services and software, providing telehealth, online and on-demand healthcare that benefits consumers, employers, payers, hospitals, physician practice groups and accountable care organizations. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, MDLIVE works with Board Certified physicians and therapists, nationwide to provide around-the-clock connected care.
The company’s cloud-based Virtual Medical Office software platform makes it possible for patients, healthcare professionals and plan administrators to collaborate seamlessly and securely via voice, video, email and mobile devices. Payers and providers can also utilize the HIPAA and PHI-compliant system to collect and share clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home biometric devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.
MDLIVE physicians can diagnose, treat and, if needed, write prescriptions (non-controlled substances only) for routine medical conditions 24/7/365 Anytime, Anywhere. Learn more at www.mdlive.com and connect with us on https://www.facebook.com/MDLIVETelehealth to join the telehealth conversation.