SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PlushCare, a telemedicine platform that allows anyone to be treated by a world-class doctor on their smartphone or computer, announced that its services are now available nationwide, serving all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2014, PlushCare is modernizing healthcare by providing urgent care and primary care services virtually. PlushCare patients are able to speak with a doctor via video chat, get a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescription within minutes. All of PlushCare's doctors have been trained at top-50 medical institutions and have an average of 15 years of experience practicing medicine. As such, PlushCare maintains some of the highest clinician standards of any nationwide telemedicine company.
"We founded PlushCare with the intention of simplifying healthcare and providing everyone with access to quality care. Today, we are extremely proud to announce that all of the United States now has access to the highest quality physician network in the country," says Ryan McQuaid, co-founder and CEO of PlushCare.
Access to high-quality physicians has long been a challenge for patients, particularly those located outside of metropolitan areas. PlushCare improves access by enabling patients from all over the country to have on-demand visits with the highest caliber physicians. This nationwide availability milestone comes just two months after PlushCare surpassed 100,000 patients served.
McQuaid also speculates that affordability is one of the most appealing propositions for patients choosing to use PlushCare. Americans have become accustomed to paying $200 or more to visit an urgent care center or primary care doctor. Since PlushCare is completely digital, they do not have the overhead of a traditional brick-and-mortar clinic. This leaner business model allows them to pass cost savings onto their patients. PlushCare accepts most major insurance, so the majority of patients pay less than $25 for a PlushCare doctor visit. Uninsured patients pay just a $99 flat fee.
"As physicians, we frequently see patients who have delayed getting treatment due to the cost of treatment, wait time, or a long distance to travel for care," says Dr. James Wantuck, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of PlushCare. "PlushCare's service allows any patient to get treatment for several urgent care and ongoing conditions, including some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., like hypertension and diabetes."
According to some sources, online doctor visits are growing by more than 20% per year. PlushCare has been growing at a much higher rate. Now that PlushCare is in all 50 states, the company intends to continue normalizing telemedicine by providing the top-notch care that it is known for.
To speak with a PlushCare physician or just see if PlushCare might be for you, go online to https://www.plushcare.com or call 800-221-5140 today.