SteadyMD is an online primary healthcare provider who changing the healthcare landscape using technology. They offer ongoing online primary care, allowing patients and doctors to truly get to know one another and develop and genuine long-term relationships, which then allows for the two parties to work together and create personalized, long-term preventative care plans.
Today we will be taking a closer at SteadyMD, one of the first companies to offer online concierge medicine in the United States.
Those two facts were taken from a recent large-scale survey completed by a significant number of physicians in the United States. What is interesting are the claims that the doctors are just as frustrated about those two facts as the patients may be since doctors prefer to get to know their patients. But doing so takes time, something the average person does not have a lot of these days.
This conundrum has led to what is sure to be the next big thing in medicine and telemedicine to be more exact – concierge medicine. With concierge medicine, you pay a monthly fee and are paired with your ideal doctor every time, allowing you to build a long term relationship with them, which in turn then has a positive impact on the quality of the healthcare service you receive from your specific doctor.
Because the nature of the online concierge doctors allows the individual doctor to cut down on major expenses like rent and other overheads, the cost is often significantly less than the traditional doctor/patient relationship while offering many more benefits.
Imagine never going to the doctor again. Not because there is a new miracle drug or because you’ve decided to self-doctor but because you’ve switched to SteadyMD.
The online doctors at SteadyMD only see a limited number of patients, ensuring that they can always give their patients the time and attention they need. Their service is 100% online, making the entire process more convenient and affordable, allowing patients to get personalized healthcare almost instantly via web, mobile, phone, text and video chat.
The virtual doctors at SteadyMD can pretty much replace your regular family GP, ensuring that you, your spouse and your children’s with primary care needs are met without you ever having to leave the home and any health issues can be attended to much sooner than if you were to book an appointment with an in-person doctor. In short, with SteadyMD you have your personal doctor on call at all times via text, phone or video chat.
Because SteadyMD is online, one of its greatest benefits is that your choice of doctor is no longer based geographic proximity. This means that you can choose to work with specialist online doctors for certain conditions or even find a doctor in your state who shares your specific goals, passions and interests. For example – let’s say you are a passionate marathon runner. The chances of you finding a doctor close to you who shares your interest is virtually zero. But thanks to SteadyMD, the chances are much higher. Once you have found your perfect online concierge doctor, you will be able to work together to make sure you are at peak fitness by race day and develop workout routines, injury avoidance plan and more.
Generally speaking, apart from the type of services mentioned above, the SteadyMD virtual doctors cover the following forms of online healthcare:
Lab Testing & Screenings
Depending on the doctor you choose, the monthly cost will be between $79 - $99 per month. And when you consider that SteadyMD basically gives your personal doctor on call at all times via text, phone or video chat, it’s well worth it.
In the near future, SteadyMD will begin recruiting online concierge doctors who specialize in niche areas from the more general areas like LGBTQ to very specific like Paleo Dieticians. So. Is SteadyMD’s online concierge doctor platform system going to change the world of medicine? Well if all goes according to plan, it could very easily change the way the healthcare system functions and what we expect from our relationships with our doctors. Especially when we consider that it shouldn’t cost more than $100 a month!