Doctor On Demand Brings Affordable Video Visits to Texas

On-demand video medicine provider Doctor On Demand today announced that it will offer video visits with US-trained, board-certified physicians for $10 to consumers within the State of Texas.

This deal, we’re told, runs now through September 3rd.

“Access to healthcare in Texas – especially in rural areas – continues to prove challenging,” a media release reads. “Texas ranks 47th out of the 50 states for primary care physicians per capita and nearly 40% of the state’s primary care needs go unmet, with 35 of Texas’ 254 counties not having a single family physician and only 71.4 primary care professionals in place for every 100,000 people statewide.”

Texas is further characterized by a rural, low population density with limited physician access, and wait times that surpass the national average of 18 days to see a primary care physician.

“Texans know firsthand the hassle and pain associated with accessing timely and affordable care. Telemedicine gives consumers in Texas the opportunity to receive care on their own schedule from the comfort of home, no matter where they are, while simultaneously lowering the cost associated with seeing a doctor,” said Hill Ferguson, CEO of Doctor On Demand. “Doctor On Demand has saved over a half-billion dollars in healthcare costs through video visits and over one million hours that would have been spent in the waiting room. In today’s healthcare landscape we expect to see even greater telemedicine adoption to provide quality care to those who need it most.”

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