The delta of records | Buckhannon native creates affordable telemedicine option
BUCKHANNON – About a year ago, Buckhannon native Brent Adams started a telehealth business in Austin, Texas, which he says will benefit patients during the pandemic and beyond.
Adams and co-owner Verndun Samuel reportedly found a gap in health care coverage and decided to create a solution. â€œIf they can afford health insurance through their employer, they usually have a high deductible. Before your benefits really start to take effect, you have to meet your deductible, â€he explained. So Adams and Samuel founded Telemedicine Gurus.
Through Telemedicine Gurus, members pay a monthly subscription, similar to Netflix or a gym membership, according to Adams. This membership includes a virtual care network with unlimited access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to medical and behavioral health visits. Their mission is â€œWe strive to make healthcare affordable, accessible and convenient for all. Adams added, “This is health care you can afford.” Membership gives individuals access to licensed family physicians and general practitioners, as well as master’s-level therapists with access in all 50 states.
This monthly membership covers the individual and up to seven dependents. It also includes a prescription remission program through RX Valet. This rebate program can save members up to 80% or more on prescriptions.
Telemedicine gurus are not insurance, Adams noted; however, it is a platform that provides individuals and their dependents with access to quality care for non-emergency medical and behavioral health virtual visits. Unlimited virtual tours are offered for a low monthly price of $ 18.95 – no co-pay, no deductible and it covers up to eight family members, from infants to seniors. Adams explained that this low cost alternative is possible due to the low overhead costs of a virtual healthcare system.
On the medical side of this program, trained healthcare professionals are mainly employed for acute care issues such as cold and flu symptoms, rashes and skin irritations, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections. , sinus problems, conjunctivitis, bronchitis, allergies and ear infections. . People with chronic conditions such as diabetes should continue to see their regular doctor, Adams added. However, if a subscriber is out of town and needs a prescription refill, members have access to Telemedicine Gurus doctors who may be able to refill the prescription. â€œSomeone can go to Myrtle Beach or Arizona and call or use our app, and they can visit one of our vendors,â€ he explained.
On the behavioral health side, members can speak with Telemedicine Gurus licensed therapists anytime, anywhere, for issues such as the death of a loved one, relationship issues, parenting issues, serious illnesses, drug addiction, depression, stress and anxiety, financial stress, etc. â€œI personally think that’s the biggest advantage of thisâ€¦ There might be a stigma of going to a therapist sometimes, but it makes it convenient, and you don’t even have to go to a therapist. office, â€Adams said.
Telemedicine gurus currently have a large number of providers in West Virginia. The typical wait time to speak to a doctor or licensed counselor is less than 20 minutes. For residents of West Virginia, Adams is currently offering a discount on the monthly subscription. If the resident uses the promo code ‘WOW20’, the monthly subscription is only $ 14.95. Adams said he came up with this because as a native of Buckhannon and West Virginia, he loved where he grew up and had a passion to help people. â€œI know how important it is for people to save money,â€ he explained. Adams graduated in 1988 from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and graduated from Marshall University. Her parents and sister still reside in Upshur County.
For more information visit www.telemedicinegurus.com or email [emailÂ protected] They also have an app available which is compatible with most smartphones. Telemedicine gurus are HIPPA compliant and pride themselves on providing affordable, convenient, and accessible medical and behavioral visits to residents of all 50 states.