With the increasingly busy and complicated lives of Americas front-line employees, one of the cornerstones of health care the old-fashioned visit to a doctors office no longer easily fits into most workers schedules. Worse, when an issue requiring personal medical care occurs on a weekend or in the middle of the night an employees daughter develops pink eye, for instance employees feel they might have to scramble for an urgent care center or face the prospect of hours and hours in a hospital ER waiting room.
For workers at Cleveland Metroparks, the oldest park district in Ohio, employees have been spared some of the inconvenience of in-office visits by using their employers telemedicine benefit, also known as telehealth. A simple call to Teladoc, Metroparks telemedicine provider, can provide a diagnosis for urgent-but-easily treatable ailments, issue a prescription to a local pharmacy and get workers back on the job, rather than stuck on a waiting-room chair.
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