SOURCE: Apogee Physicians

Apogee Physicians

December 03, 2012 01:01 ET

Access to Treatment for Common Health Ailments Made Easier, Faster in Tennessee

First-Ever Statewide Service Makes Board-Certified Physicians Available to Patients 24/7

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Apogee Physicians, one of the nation's largest physician groups caring for more than 1 million patients a year, announces a faster and easier option for accessing quality care. Apogee™ Doctor On Call is a new over the phone medical evaluation provided by experienced, licensed, board-certified physicians with the ability to prescribe treatment as well as medications. Area residents or people traveling through Tennessee can reach Apogee Doctor On Call by dialing 1-888-353-4555 toll-free any time of the day, seven days a week.

"Apogee Doctor On Call combines state of the art technology with access that is as easy to use as your telephone," says Founder and Chairman of Apogee Physicians and Apogee Doctor On Call, Michael Gregory, MD. "For patients, it means immediate access to a board-certified physician when they need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike other services of this type, our physicians are not staffing their offices, urgent cares or ERs while working for Apogee Doctor On Call. Instead, our physicians will be exclusively focused on the patients who call and speaking with them in seconds not hours."

Patients who call will have the benefit of speaking one-on-one with a licensed and board-certified physician about their specific health concern. Apogee physicians have an average of 10 years of experience in medical practice. The toll-free number makes it especially convenient for people living in rural communities where access to a physician is frequently challenging.

Apogee Doctor On Call is always available, providing access to treatment at the patient's convenience, not the doctor's. Without having to wait for an appointment, the caller can initiate a medical evaluation and have a diagnosis in minutes instead of hours or even days. Apogee Doctor On Call is ideal for busy adults and families with children -- three years of age or older -- or travelers who unexpectedly find themselves in need of a physician.

At a flat-rate charge of $50, Apogee Doctor On Call is a fast and inexpensive alternative for minor illnesses especially when compared to expensive urgent care centers or emergency rooms. Apogee Doctor On Call accepts most Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) debit cards with no paperwork on the part of the patient as well as all major credit cards. No health insurance is necessary to access Apogee Doctor On Call. The service can provide patients with a summarized receipt should the patient like to submit it for possible reimbursement by their health insurance.

Apogee Doctor On Call patient information will be archived in a HIPAA-compliant database that is accessible by the treating physician or directly by the patient. When a patient needs a prescription, it will be sent instantly and securely directly to their pharmacy through Allscripts® the most well-established and widely used electronic prescription database in the United States. Apogee Doctor On Call is not a replacement for 911 and will not, prescribe any controlled substances or lifestyle medications such as Viagra and Cialis. Apogee Doctor On Call, there is no faster way to start feeling better. Visit www.ApogeeDoctorOnCall.com to learn more. 

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