2nd.MD. It's a wonderful website offering people a chance to meet with specialists for doctor's appointments online! You don't have to travel across the country, pay for a babysitter or spend money on gas. It's just as simple as making an appointment and having a web camera.
We will turn complexity to simplicity and frustration to ease. We will align the interests of doctors to those of the patient. We will mark our place in history for charting a new course in healthcare. We will know that we shook the very foundations of decades of tradition and bureaucracy that left patients and doctors so frustrated. Access, transparency, competition, care and expertise will forever be changed.
We are not a corporation. We are a cause. We want to be remembered for bringing ease, trust, and inspiration into healthcare. We are revolutionaries and we will not quit until mothers at home, rural families and the sick in bed can have effortless access to amazing doctors. We are a team of focused and diverse individuals. Our tools are not government, corporations, or large budgets but instead our weapons are creativity, purpose, and technology.
An amazing video about the inspiration behind 2nd.MD with the CEO and Founder, Clint Phillips.
As many of you may know, we moved to a rural area this year, up in the north Georgia mountains. Trips to most doctors take at least an hour. Our youngest, Liam, has been diagnosed with NF1, a tumorous disorder that causes them to grow an multiply in the body, mostly in the brain. Our specialist in Atlanta is absolutely amazing, but we only get to meet with him once every 6 months or so. I haven't seen him in well over 6 months at this point and have a million questions about Liam's health and development.
2nd.MD's service is designed to help people like me, who can't always easily leave the home or travel long distances to see a doctor. This ingenious idea can really be the future of medical intervention and help people who would have otherwise been neglected or mistreated. I gave their service a try and was utterly blown away by the dedication of the staff to not only find a doctor suitable for Liam's needs, but to help me fix any issues I had ahead of time (computer issues, connections, etc.) so that the appointment would go smoothly.
We had an appointment with a well-known oncologist Dr. Daphne Haas-Kogan who has worked with children as well. I couldn't wait for our appointment! Ahead of time, I went through a set-up to make sure my laptop met all system requirements for the appointment. Since the appointment is through audio and visual, with earphones and a web camera. It turned out that I needed a newer version on Firefox, which I easily updated and then I was ready to go.
|A screenshot of my system test!|
|This is what the account looks like when you sign up. You can keep up with appointments, upload medical files and much more!|
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