SOURCE: One Medical Group

One Medical Group

January 27, 2010 11:00 ET

One Medical Group Introduces Online Appointment Scheduling

San Francisco and New York Doctors Leading the Way in Utilizing Technology to Improve Patient Service and Quality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - One Medical Group, the modern medical practice that's reinventing primary care, today announced the availability of online appointment scheduling for its members in San Francisco and New York City. Now, members can view their doctors' available appointments online and select the time that's most convenient for them via the Internet. Online scheduling is the latest benefit available to One Medical Group's members, some of which include:

--  Same-day appointments
--  Longer, more personalized office visits that start on time
--  Email access to your doctor
--  A trusted team of physicians who listen to your needs
--  Online health tools such as prescription renewal requests
    

"We're happy to offer our patients the convenience and simplicity of online appointment scheduling," said Thomas Lee, MD, Medical Director of One Medical Group. "Our goal is to be available to our patients when and where they need us, and online appointments make it that much easier for our patients to get their needs met -- whether they're at work or home."

Already a leader in utilizing information technology to improve patient care, One Medical Group also offers patients the benefits of email access to their provider, as well as online health records and prescription renewals. These tools are not only more convenient for members but they also help the practice lower the cost of health care by running the practice more efficiently. "The money saved by using information technology allows us to invest more in patient care which ultimately leads to better outcomes," said Dr. Lee.

"I love contacting my doctor directly by email and having my prescription renewed over the Internet," said John Hornbaker, a patient in the San Francisco office. "It only took about 2 minutes to make my next appointment online. It's fantastic to see doctors embracing technology to make my life easier. Finally!"

The primary care physicians of One Medical Group are currently accepting new patients and accept most major PPO and HMO health plans. For those without insurance, the group offers discounted cash prices. For more information, prospective members can visit www.onemedical.md.

About One Medical Group

One Medical Group is a team of experienced and trusted San Francisco doctors and New York City doctors committed to re-inventing the primary care physician's office -- making it more reliable, convenient and affordable. The group utilizes information technology to run the practice more efficiently than other doctors' offices, enabling them to offer patients same-day appointments, more personalized visits and convenient online health tools. To learn more or to become a member, visit www.onemedical.md.

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