DALLAS, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Teladoc, the nation's first and largest telehealth provider, has named Henry DePhillips, M.D. as its new chief medical officer. Dr. DePhillips will be responsible for the supervision and expansion of Teladoc's physician network, as well as the overall delivery of high-quality clinical care to Teladoc patients.
"We are excited to have Henry join us as Teladoc's chief medical officer," said Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc. "With deep experience as a primary care physician, thought leader and health care innovator, Henry will help Teladoc build and expand on our leadership position in the telehealth space. Having known Henry for quite some time, I'm confident that he will make an immediate impact."
After receiving an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Trinity College and his M.D. at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Dr. DePhillips performed his residency in family and community medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware. Following his residency, he spent ten years in private practice and is currently board certified in family and community medicine.
Dr. DePhillips has held multiple leadership positions within the health care consulting, health insurance and health care information technology sectors. He was senior medical director at Independence Blue Cross of Pennsylvania, and later held positions as chief medical officer at MEDecision, a clinical care management software company; Medem, a physician-hosted website and PHR company; PDR Network, an electronic patient safety communications company; and Audax Health, a consumer engagement technology company. Dr. DePhillips was also the head of business development, North America for McKinsey's international Health Systems Institute.
"I am passionate about improving the quality of health care with the help of technology," said Dr. DePhillips. "Teladoc offers a unique solution that allows patients to access quality care when and where they want, a critical component to improving access to the medical system."
Teladoc continues to grow and bring innovative solutions to the marketplace. Performing over 120,000 medical consults annually, Teladoc's membership has increased by more than 250 percent in 2012, reaching 5 million members while working with large clients and partners such as BlueShield of California, Aetna, Highmark, BlueCross BlueShield and Beth Israel Medical Center.
Teladoc's service is an affordable alternative to visiting an emergency room when a patient is unable to visit their doctor, such as after office hours, and is not a replacement for their primary care physician. Through the service, patients speak with a board-certified, state-licensed physician either through the phone or online video for $38 or less. Patients may receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues, such as allergies, bronchitis, pink eye, sinus problems, and ear infection. Physicians may also write short-term prescriptions for non-controlled substances if medically appropriate.
Founded in 2002, Teladoc is the nation's first and largest provider of telehealth services. With 5 million members nationwide and an average response time of 16 minutes, Teladoc enhances access to affordable, high-quality medical care for adults and children via videoconferencing or telephone consultations. The U.S.-based, board-certified physicians meet National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards and deliver a 97 percent patient satisfaction rate. Teladoc partners with payers, corporations, organizations and patients that seek accessible and affordable high-quality medical care. Additionally, through its TeladocConnect service, physicians are able to offer the convenience of Teladoc and provide their patients with a high level of care around the clock. For more information, please visit www.Teladoc.com or www.TeladocConnect.com.
Molly Todd Rudy, HCK2 for Teladoc