The Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc (FMEC) has announced that DocTalker Family Medicine has been awarded the 2014 FMEC "Family Physicians Who Are Changing Our World" award.
The award is given annually to a Family Physician who has shown leadership, strength and outstanding service to his community and the field of Family Medicine.
The award was given during the 2014 FMEC Northeast Regional Meeting on October 25, 2014.
The Family Medical Education Consortium, Inc. is an organization that works to improve the health of the community by strengthening Family Medicine/Primary Care services and medical education programs.
This is the second award for DocTalker Family Medicine in 2014 and the third award since 2013. In April, 2014, DocTalker was awarded the Global Health Award in Richmond, VA for their innovative and effective approach to practicing medicine that could be duplicated on an international level. In 2013, DocTalker was named Fairfax Top Doctor by the Sun Gazette.
DocTalker is honored to have been chosen as the winner of these awards. Truly, the awards belong to our patients and community who supported and helped us to learn and grow a new delivery model that is now being called "direct primary care."
We are also grateful that the
larger primary care community is embracing the idea that talking with a doctor
anytime and anywhere is something everyone deserves.
On Thursday, April 24, Dr. William Hazel, Jr., the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Virginia, and Dr. Jennifer Lee, the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services for Virginia, presented DocTalker Family Medicine of Vienna, VA with The Global Health Award.
The Global Health Award is annually bestowed on companies or organizations that are innovative leaders in the industry of healthcare or global health. DocTalker Family Medicine was awarded this honor due to their patient-centered business model of delivering quality healthcare in a manner that can be emulated internationally.
By integrating a direct pay system that includes in-office visits, house calls as well as telemedicine, DocTalker has formulated an expandable model of personal health care delivery that can be easily duplicated in other parts of the country and the world.
DocTalker Family Medicine has been in business for over 11 years in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Their practice only charges their patients for the amount of time that the doctor spends with the patient. After an initial assessment, DocTalker believes that 60% of all medical issues can be handled over the phone or by email. DocTalker also make housecalls for those that can't come to their office. This allows patients immediate, direct access to their doctors 24/7/365 days a year.
For more information about DocTalker Family Medicine, please contact Patty Whelpley at Patty.Whelpley@doctalker.com or call the office at 703-938-4600.
To see the full video of the award presentation, click here.