Castle Connolly LifeStream MD LLC and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Form Strategic Partnership to Launch New Health Advisory Service

Dec 01, 2010, 14:33 ET from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ( -- Castle Connolly LifeStream MD LLC today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to launch a unique, high-touch health advisory service. By working together, these two organizations can offer peace of mind to families and top executives through global access to world-class doctors, real-time, secure, web-based, centralized medical records and personalized professional health advice.

Castle Connolly LifeStream MD provides clients with a direct connection to medical advice 24-hours a day, and can help alleviate the stress and confusion that many people experience when they are faced with a sudden illness or health issue at home after doctor's office hours and when they are travelling both domestically and abroad.

Members gain exclusive access to a dedicated Castle Connolly LifeStream MD team comprised of top physicians, not nurses or advocates, who are familiar with their unique medical history and can offer guidance to ensure that they are making informed, personalized health decisions any time of day, from anywhere in the world.

"By combining some of the best medical minds through Castle Connolly Medical's database of over 26,000 Top Doctors with unlimited physician access and our highly personalized global services in the event of a medical emergency, Castle Connolly LifeStream MD brings health support and advice to a new level, thereby promoting enhanced worldwide care," said Dr. Charles Miner, CEO of Castle Connolly LifeStream MD LLC.

For families, this lifeline to quality health advice in an emergency situation helps save time and preserve health -- members most precious limited resources -- and can mean the difference between a close call and a tragedy. For corporations, Castle Connolly LifeStream MD offers enterprise benefits including reduced risk, long-term cost savings, enhanced productivity and increased confidence for their high level executives whether they are travelling, relocating or on a remote assignment.

Examples of benefits that come with the integrated package of services include:

  • Rapid 24/7 communication with a personal team of LifeStream MD designated physicians.
  • Exclusive access to Castle Connolly Medical's America's Top Doctors(R) database to identify top doctors and facilitate appointments with these doctors via direct doctor-to-doctor contact.
  • Immediate access to secure, web-based, centralized personal medical records for emergency response/treatment.
  • Affiliation with International SOS, a leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare and security services operating in 70 countries, that helps to manage the health and safety risks facing international travelers.

By leveraging the relationship with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and our international affiliate's contacts and resources, Castle Connolly LifeStream MD LLC offers its members access to the finest medical resources in the world.

For more information on pricing and membership packages, visit:

Castle Connolly LifeStream MD

Castle Connolly LifeStream MD LLC is a health advisory service, designed and provided by physicians, that offers members exclusive 365/24/7 worldwide access by phone to a team of Top Doctors, professional health advice and web-based, centralized personal medical records, anytime, anywhere. The vision is to provide our members assistance in navigating an increasingly complex health care environment, and enhanced care both at home, and while traveling. The quality of our physicians, and the advice they provide our members, coupled with a data base of world class consultants and world wide support, offers our members a level of unparalleled comfort and peace of mind.

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research, information, and publishing company, has been America's trusted source for identifying top doctors for nearly 20 years. Castle Connolly works with over 40 national and regional publications, such as Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Men's Health, Women's Health, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago to provide the information for their "Top Doctors" features. The company also publishes the consumer guides America's Top Doctors(R), America's Top Doctors(R) for Cancer, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, and other consumer guides. Founded in 1991 by John K. Castle (Chairman) and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., (President and CEO), who served as board chairman, and President and CEO of New York Medical College respectively, its mission is to help consumers find the best healthcare through their guides, their website, and various consumer and business-oriented print and online partnerships. Castle Connolly's valuable Top Doctors' information can also be accessed online,, and on other affiliated websites. Castle Connolly can also be found at and

For further information, contact Dr. Charles Miner at 877.760.3418 or

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