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SUNRISE, Fla. — Telehealth services and software provider MDLive has appointed a nationally known physician and talk show co-host as chairman of its medical advisory board.
MDLive announced Wednesday the appointment of Travis Stork, who is co-host of the Emmy award-winning daytime talk show "The Doctors."
The company said Stork's role would be one of a "true hands-on partnership" that would include taking calls from MDLive patients and helping the company design processes that ensure the highest standards of care and customer experience. He will work with MDLive's nationwide network of physicians to help them offer the highest-quality care, the company said.
"MDLive is for everyone, and I'm delighted to be joining a company that is dedicated to offering immediate access to quality health care," Stork said. "With waiting times to see a doctor increasing, MDLive provides quick, convenient access to experienced, board-certified physicians."
The company's physicians can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for many drugs, with exception to controlled substances, for routine medical conditions all day and any day of the year.
"Our close partnership with Dr. Stork will capitalize on our joint vision for delivering an incredible customer experience never seen before in health care, providing superb, affordable care anytime, anywhere in a confidential and trustworthy manner," MDLive CEO Randy Parker said. "MDLive offers care on the patients' terms, and our network of doctors can diagnose, treat and even prescribe medication when appropriate to help people avoid unnecessary hassles of traveling to the ER and dealing with the frustration of crowding waiting rooms. We look forward to working with Dr. Stork in bringing back the house call to create a new unprecedented standard of patient care."