Long-time Truckee local joins online medical resource 2nd.MD | SierraSun.com

Long-time Truckee local joins online medical resource 2nd.MD

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Have a nagging medical question or need a second opinion from a leading medical specialist? That once meant traveling great distances, additional hardship or simply delaying a trip to the doctor.- Those days are over. 2nd.MD utilizes technology in an innovative way to provide easy, convenient access to leading health care specialists across the country, enabling clients to take control of their health through face-to-face video consultations from the comfort of their own home. Spencer Cruttenden, a long-time Truckee local is heading up relationship marketing for the company.

Cruttenden jumped at the chance to join 2nd.MD. and#8220;When I got the opportunity to work for 2ND.MD, I packed up and moved halfway across the country. We are pioneering the new face of health care. Our site uses modern methods to reestablish old fashioned care. I hope to give control back to the patients, allowing them to spend more time getting help and less time getting the run around,and#8221; he said.

Because of Cruttendenand#8217;s close ties to Truckee 2nd.MD is offering free trial sessions to interested parties who can provide feedback on their experience. This is a limited time offer for the first 10 readers who respond and qualify. Interested clients should e-mail Spencer at Spencer@2nd.md.

With doctors participating from leading institutions such as Californiaand#8217;s own Stanford Hospital and UC San Francisco Medical Center, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital, Miami Childrenand#8217;s Hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, Methodist Hospital and more, 2nd.MD offers a personalized approach to medical care.

For a nominal fee, determined by each physician, users purchase 20-minute sessions with the specialist of their choice to discuss a medical concern or seek a second opinion. While 2nd.MD is not the practice of medicine, the service offers clients access to personalized medical advice regardless of their proximity to the specialist. To maintain quality of service, all physicians registered with 2nd.MD are board certified, and were invited to join or approved in an application process.

2nd.MD is the dream of CEO and founder, Clint Phillips, whose personal story inspired him to find a way to help the millions of people frustrated with the inability to access health information when they need it the most.- Shortly after his daughter Gabi was born, Clint and his wife became concerned when Gabi had difficulty moving her right arm and leg. As any concerned parent would, they rushed her to the closest pediatrician.- Unfortunately, the doctor was quick to note he was not qualified to make a diagnosis, forcing the Phillipsand#8217; to spend the next two weeks searching for a specialist. Since the specialist was four hours from their home, the Phillipsand#8217; had to make extensive preparations for the visit. After a lengthy wait, the neurologist examined Gabi and decided she needed further testing. Just recently did the Phillipsand#8217; finally receive the diagnosis.

and#8220;Research shows that the average time a patient is physically face-to-face with a physician during their appointment is 12 minutes, 2nd.MD offers a longer, higher quality interaction between physician and client with our 20 minute sessions,and#8221; concluded Phillips. and#8220;As universal frustration continues to grow around todayand#8217;s state of healthcare, it is our goal to bring comfort and ease to the clients of 2nd.MD with this great medical resource.and#8221;

To access 2nd.MD, visit http://www.2nd.md. For additional information and inquires, call the assistance center at 832-447-7335.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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