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Cost: $99/month unlimited and $40 per single consultation
Website: http://www.healthtap.com
Type of Providers: Board Certified Medical Doctors
Provider or Assigned: Selected by consumer or next available
Insurance Coverage: limited
Registration Process: simple
Lab Order Ability: no
Online Electronic Records: Yes
Checklists of helpful advice: yes
Instant Access or Call Back: instant or scheduled
Video, Audio or Either: both
Range of Conditions Treated: broad range of medical conditions, no prescribing of controlled medications, psychiatric medications or lifestyle drugs
Electronic Prescribing: yes
Description: This company has a variety of plans. In some cases a Physician can invite current patients from his/her practice to have telemedicine consultation services and in some cases. Physicians are available to provide consultations to any patient they are willing to accept after an initial interview.
Evaluation: Very rigorous selection process and ongoing peer review of providers and consultations provided helps to assure good quality. 

  Telemedicine offers the consumer the ability to do a live video consultation with a Board Certified Physician. The consumer can use any device with a high resolution camera to converse over a secure encrypted network. The number of providers available and the range of conditions that can be treated by telemedicine is steadily increasing. Telemedicine Physicians can send prescriptions directly to your pharmacy. Narcotics and psychiatric medications are generally not prescribed by telemedicine. The payment for the services is made directly on line and is in the range of $40 to $50 per consultation. In some cases health insurance will cover some or all of the cost. The consultations are not time limited but typically take around 20 minutes. Both acute and chronic conditions can be treated via telemedicine. You can only get a consultation from a Physician licensed in your state. Most companies provide a large amount of background information regarding the providers to allow the consumer to make informed selections. Most of the programs provide the ability to maintain an online electronic health record.