Lifesaving Medical Offer

A Free Medical Check-Up Could Add Years to Your Life Says Doctor Global(R)



Apr 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from Doctor Global Ltd

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 21 /PRNewswire/ --  The doctors at Doctor
 Global(R) believe in preventative medicine so strongly that they are offering
 to check consumers' health for free when they register for a Doctor Global
 Health Record.
     The doctor who reviews the health record will analyse the person's risk
 factors and make clear recommendations on what they should do next to improve
 the chances of adding years to their life said Dr. Simon Leslie.
     For the small subscription fee consumers will also gain the added benefits
 of owning their own Doctor Global Health Record, the best electronic health
 record in the world.  This means secure storage and access to personal health
 information, anytime and anywhere.
     "Doctors will give individuals a health assessment which looks at
 potential risks, dangers and health options.  The on-line doctors will
 interpret medical history, family history, medications, allergies, and
 physical data inputted by the patient."
     "One of our highly qualified medical doctors will identify factors that
 may lead to illness in the future.  For example, many people are unaware that
 if one of their parents suffered from bowel cancer it is highly recommended
 that they have a special test to check their own bowel beginning at an age
 10 years younger than the age that their parent was first diagnosed.
     "This is important information.  Test results like this should be kept up
 to date and reviewed regularly" said Dr. Leslie.  If you don't have the
 information we will tell you what information you need to improve your health
 and chances of living longer.
     "When a patient keeps his or her own personal medical record on the Doctor
 Global secure server the problem of access to plain language information is
 solved.  Details can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet
 using a private log-in.  In an emergency a patient will have a 'lifesaver
 card' in their purse, bag or wallet.  This will enable medical staff to access
 the emergency medical information previously selected by patients from their
 own records."
     "Information can be added to the Health Record at any time and
 changes can be tracked.  In the past, important medical information has been
 stored by different medical service providers in many different formats and
 locations.
     "Not having a complete record in one place can make interpreting
 information and diagnosis very difficult."
     "The Doctor Global Heath Record is suitable for everyone, but particularly
 appropriate to anyone caring for an elderly relative at home or any individual
 with a chronic disease that requires monitoring over time.  At their
 convenience the carer can enter the patient's blood pressure, blood sugar
 readings, weight, breathing peak flow data or any other parameter into the
 record allowing their doctor or nurse to see how they are progressing.
     "This eliminates the need for exhausting multiple visits to the Doctors
 office or Clinic.  The results can be presented in a graphical format and the
 doctor can send back a message with advice and support concerning any changes
 in treatment."
     Dr. Leslie said the on-line assessment would allow health care consumers
 to tune up their bodies in the privacy of their own homes.  It would provide a
 huge step towards managing your own heath risk profile.
     "Well co-ordinated preventative medicine can add years to a persons life
 by knowing what possibly lies around the corner and the treatment options
 available."
 
 

SOURCE Doctor Global Ltd
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 21 /PRNewswire/ --  The doctors at Doctor
 Global(R) believe in preventative medicine so strongly that they are offering
 to check consumers' health for free when they register for a Doctor Global
 Health Record.
     The doctor who reviews the health record will analyse the person's risk
 factors and make clear recommendations on what they should do next to improve
 the chances of adding years to their life said Dr. Simon Leslie.
     For the small subscription fee consumers will also gain the added benefits
 of owning their own Doctor Global Health Record, the best electronic health
 record in the world.  This means secure storage and access to personal health
 information, anytime and anywhere.
     "Doctors will give individuals a health assessment which looks at
 potential risks, dangers and health options.  The on-line doctors will
 interpret medical history, family history, medications, allergies, and
 physical data inputted by the patient."
     "One of our highly qualified medical doctors will identify factors that
 may lead to illness in the future.  For example, many people are unaware that
 if one of their parents suffered from bowel cancer it is highly recommended
 that they have a special test to check their own bowel beginning at an age
 10 years younger than the age that their parent was first diagnosed.
     "This is important information.  Test results like this should be kept up
 to date and reviewed regularly" said Dr. Leslie.  If you don't have the
 information we will tell you what information you need to improve your health
 and chances of living longer.
     "When a patient keeps his or her own personal medical record on the Doctor
 Global secure server the problem of access to plain language information is
 solved.  Details can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet
 using a private log-in.  In an emergency a patient will have a 'lifesaver
 card' in their purse, bag or wallet.  This will enable medical staff to access
 the emergency medical information previously selected by patients from their
 own records."
     "Information can be added to the Health Record at any time and
 changes can be tracked.  In the past, important medical information has been
 stored by different medical service providers in many different formats and
 locations.
     "Not having a complete record in one place can make interpreting
 information and diagnosis very difficult."
     "The Doctor Global Heath Record is suitable for everyone, but particularly
 appropriate to anyone caring for an elderly relative at home or any individual
 with a chronic disease that requires monitoring over time.  At their
 convenience the carer can enter the patient's blood pressure, blood sugar
 readings, weight, breathing peak flow data or any other parameter into the
 record allowing their doctor or nurse to see how they are progressing.
     "This eliminates the need for exhausting multiple visits to the Doctors
 office or Clinic.  The results can be presented in a graphical format and the
 doctor can send back a message with advice and support concerning any changes
 in treatment."
     Dr. Leslie said the on-line assessment would allow health care consumers
 to tune up their bodies in the privacy of their own homes.  It would provide a
 huge step towards managing your own heath risk profile.
     "Well co-ordinated preventative medicine can add years to a persons life
 by knowing what possibly lies around the corner and the treatment options
 available."
 
 SOURCE  Doctor Global Ltd