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Why 1.800 MD

Employers seeking solutions to the health care system changes will find 1.800MD’s services intriguing and valuable. By providing convenient care anywhere, your clients can get the care they are looking for exactly when they need it.

The reasons for partnering with 1.800MD are simple – unbeatable price, unparalleled service and comprehensive analytics.

  • Unbeatable Price: Each relationship is personal! That’s why we offer competitive pricing opportunities, flexible consultation fee options and program customization with proven claims savings. Find out how 1.800MD can be a win-win for you – and contact us today.
  • Unparalleled Service:
  • 1.800MD’s premiere program is one of the largest networks of telemedicine physicians in the nation. Board-certified in all 50 states*, our physicians can diagnose, treat and prescribe through the convenience of a telephone, video and email.
  • To ensure your success, a dedicated marketing professional and client relations team member is assigned to meet your needs including; the development of marketing strategies, educational tools, communication plans and more.
  • For each of your clients, a customized member toolkit is created complete with member ID cards, welcome kits, benefit summaries and more.
  • Comprehensive Analytics: As a partner in delivering convenient medical care anywhere, 1.800MD will equip you with a variety of extensive reporting tools such as our pre-sale analysis, multifaceted client utilization reporting, post-sale reporting and more.

Contact 1.800MD to learn more about how our solutions will work for your clients.
*Subject to state regulations.

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”