Dec. 6 – A California woman on Tuesday was awarded lifetime access to services from TelaDoc, a national network of board-certified, licensed primary care physicians which provides cross-coverage services on demand to members, in recognition of becoming the company’s one millionth member. TelaDoc provides a network of state licensed primary care physicians providing cross coverage consultations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
TelaDoc CEO Michael Gorton, along with Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Wisconsin governor, and Representative Lois Capps, D–Calif., presented the award to Susan Escalante and her family before an audience of government officials and industry healthcare leaders in Washington, D.C.
“TelaDoc offers health plan sponsors and their members age 12 and older convenient, cost-effective access to board-certified physicians, allowing members to avoid the expense and time of urgent care facilities, emergency rooms or visits to the doctor,” said Michael Gorton, TelaDoc chairman and CEO. “This innovative cross-coverage methodology, whereby other physicians cover for them after hours, improves access to health services and significantly lowers the cost of medical care – two of the leading problematic issues in our nation’s healthcare system which are breaking the back of American corporations, individuals, and the uninsured and underinsured.”