North Dakota-based telemedicine company, Health Now, launches!
Mick Peterson, a Bismarck Nurse Practitioner, has launched a new telemedicine company focused especially on serving North Dakota patients and businesses.
Health Now, part of Phoenix Health Enterprises PLLC, is a virtual clinic with a mission to connect patients with experienced medical professionals in order to meet patients’ needs from the comfort of their home or business. On its initial launch, Health Now is providing an urgent care/walk-in virtual clinic. Services will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on mobile devices, tablets, or home computers. Health Now’s platform allows patients to set up an appointment or go to a virtual waiting room where a provider will assist patients via video feed without the prolonged wait time of traditional clinics.
Peterson, who has nine years of experience in healthcare, including six years as a nurse and three years as a Nurse Practitioner, says plans were well underway to launch the service before the COVID-19 pandemic. But, he notes, the current crisis accelerated his plans.
“As a Nurse Practitioner, I have seen first-hand the value telemedicine provides. The current pandemic is now showing others what so many of us already knew: telemedicine is safe and convenient, saving both time and money. We are stepping in now to meet the record demand for telemedicine services,” states Peterson.
“I really do believe COVID-19 is a paradigm changer for the healthcare industry. Telemedicine is going to play an even greater role, especially in rural areas. That is why Health Now’s initial launch is focused solely on North Dakota. We are providing a platform that can bridge gaps between patients and providers.”
“Plans are also underway to expand Health Now’s services beyond urgent care and walk-in services to specialty clinics,” notes Peterson. “Mental/behavioral health is extremely important during trying times such as these, and this is a specialty that is taking precedence and should be available within days after our initial launch. Men’s and women’s health, dermatology, endocrinology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and dietetics are also specialties that are currently being considered for availability in the near future.”
“Health Now will also be working with North Dakota employers and employer groups to sign up and pay for a monthly subscription for their employees to utilize our primary care services, which will also provide access to our virtual specialty clinics,” adds Peterson.
“We know that while there will always be a place for the brick and mortar clinic, the times and patients’ expectations have changed. Our experience, along with our understanding and commitment to serve the healthcare needs of North Dakota, is what sets Health Now apart from other telemedicine providers. And we plan to earn North Dakota’s trust.”
For more information about Health Now, visit www.healthnowapp.com.
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