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1.800MD is fully prepared to address member concerns regarding respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be advised that we are currently experiencing higher than normal call volumes. We understand that concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are growing every day with new cases emerging in the US. 1.800MD is aware of the increase in demand, and our vast network of board-certified physicians are ready and skilled at differentiating respiratory symptoms while providing members with the appropriate level of care. If you would like to use our COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, please Click Here

How to Become a Provider

Getting started as a 1.800MD provider is not difficult.

 

Phase 1: Initial Screen

  • Please send Curriculum Vitae to 1.800MD for initial screening.
  • Email: physicians@1800md.com
  • Fax: 704.926.2045

Phase 2: Agreement

A 1.800MD representative will schedule a call to discuss the network agreement and terms. Once the terms are agreed to, the network agreement will be executed by all parties.

Phase 3: Credentialing

1.800MD will provide forms and required documentation for our credentialing process. Please complete/compile the required forms and documentation and return to 1.800MD. 1.800MD will then initiate and complete the credentialing process.

Phase 4: Training and Activation

Upon successful completion of the credentialing process, your information will be added to the 1.800MD Provider database as an authorized provider. A 1.800MD Provider database as an authorized provider. A 1.800MD representative will provide you with access credentials and training for the 1.800MD Physician Portal. You will then be scheduled “on-call” and begin to receive calls from our customer care center.

Contact 1.800MD at 704.247.9197 for more information or to get started.

Prescription Policy

1.800MD physicians have access to an extensive list of medications that can be prescribed when appropriate during a telephone or video consultation. No medications will be prescribed through an email consultation.

Physician prescribed medications are e-prescribed directly to a member’s pharmacy of choice for local pick up or shipped by mail order pharmacy directly to a member’s home or office.

In the event that a physician does prescribe medications, he/she will usually limit the supply to no more than thirty days. Patients with chronic illnesses should visit their primary care physician (PCP) or other specialists.

1.800MD physicians will not prescribe medications for substances that are controlled by the DEA, or may have the potential for harm, misuse, or addiction as part of a medical consultation. To view a current list of DEA controlled substances visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/index.html

All prescriptions are filled in accordance with 1.800MD’s prescription policy and at the sole discretion of the consulting physician.

Why your 1.800MD doc may NOT call in antibiotics for a runny nose or a cough.

Most cold like symptoms are a result of viral infections.  Sore throats, coughs and stuffy noses will generally improve with time, supportive care, rest and hydration.

Your consultation doctor may suggest these things as a preliminary step in feeling better.  Overuse of antibiotics is rapidly becoming a global health issue and one we take seriously at 1.800MD.  In addition, when it IS necessary to begin an antibiotic your 1.800MD physician knows which antibiotics are indicated for which infections.

The CDC* and the related medical societies are very specific about which medications should be used as first line therapy and which are used for patients with allergies or sensitivities. 

*For more information about the importance of Antibiotic Stewardship please visit the CDC.GOV web site and browse to “antimicrobial resistance and stewardship”