January 24, 2014 10:27 ET

StandbyMD's Team of Physicians Gears Up for the Winter Games

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 24, 2014) - In preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, StandbyMD announced around-the-clock availability of physician services in the remote Russian region. With hundreds of thousands of spectators gathering in Sochi, unexpected healthcare needs will inevitably affect travelers. For those with StandbyMD coverage, the 24-hour physician-directed service offers full support.

"While the world watches Olympic competitions unfold, we stand ready to provide spectators with immediate and personalized service," said Alex Sanchez, Managing Director of StandbyMD. "With physicians available in 86 countries and over 4,000 cities, our goal is to provide access to quality care wherever and whenever our members need it."

StandbyMD operates worldwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With one call, enrolled members receive prompt telephone access to a physician who will assess their medical condition and provide treatment options ranging from physician house calls in their hotel room to referrals to local urgent care centers, walk-in clinics and hospitals. StandbyMD functions as a standalone program or as an enhancement to credit cards, travel, health, and affinity products.

Mr. Sanchez added: "Despite the best laid plans, needing healthcare while traveling can ruin a business trip or holiday. As visitors plan their trip to Sochi, it is important for them to secure comprehensive coverage. Unforeseen medical needs can be especially difficult to address in foreign or secluded regions." 

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StandbyMD enhances healthcare delivery by providing access to professional medical advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. StandbyMD addresses the major challenges encountered when seeking medical services while traveling. Under the program, individuals who are travelling receive physician-directed healthcare services from a qualified physician who facilitates services around-the-clock. Individuals are provided easy access to a StandbyMD physician, who will assess the medical condition and provide treatment options. The range of services include: prescription drug refills; referrals to medical specialists, chiropractors, dentist, walk-in clinics/urgent care centers; house call visits; and fast access to emergency rooms. Visit to learn more.

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