PeakMed, CirrusMD Announce Secure Text and Video Platform Between Doctors and Patients

MHW can confirm that PeakMed, a leader in direct primary health care, and CirrusMD, a health-tech company which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine, have just inked a new partnership that brings communication technology to the PeakMed family.

CirrusMD’s HIPAA-compliant platform allows PeakMed patients to ask questions and get the treatment they need, including prescriptions as appropriate, via text, image sharing, video or phone, all without having to come into the PeakMed Life Center.

Different from a typical clinic’s patient portal, where a patient may be able to email a doctor and then have to wait up to a day for a response, CirrusMD allows patients to simply text their provider through an app on their computer or mobile device, allowing for on-demand communications to determine next steps.

The technology complements PeakMed’s unique services which cater to bring the basics back to the doctor-patient relationship. PeakMed offers a flat, affordable monthly fee to members for unlimited access to hour-long appointments for traditional care, like checkups or diagnosis, as well as preventative care. Together, the companies will disrupt the status quo and heighten patients’ expectations of the services their health care providers offer.

“Seventy to 80 percent of all doctor visits can be done over text, phone or video once a health care plan has been established,” said Dr. Mark Tomasulo, founder of PeakMed. “Access to secure texting from CirrusMD brings PeakMed to the next level in care and puts the exam room right in a patient’s pocket. We can provide care if the patient is at home in bed or hundreds of miles away on vacation, bringing added value and convenience.”

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