Local Company To Offer National Physician
OK — January 20, 2003 — A new Oklahoma City company,
Doctor On Call, LLC, has signed an exclusive agreement to market
a national 24-hour physician hotline. Doctor On Call, LLC, will
be based in Oklahoma City and will be the exclusive provider for
Developed in 1995, this national physician network
has quietly provided service to approximately 20,000 members. The
the hotline, combined with the public's growing need for
immediate access to physicians, prompted the national rollout.
service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, including
holidays. There currently are 240 board certified physicians
on the network. Dr. Brent Blue of Wyoming, who developed the
network, personally interviews and selects the board certified
for Doctor On Call.
Doctor On Call members pay an annual fee, which
entitles them to unlimited calls and unlimited minutes. Members
are issued a personal
PIN number and utilize a toll-free number for immediate access
to a board certified physician.
"The Centers for Disease Control has documented that one reason
for rising health care costs is the increased use of emergency
rooms for non-emergencies. This puts a huge financial burden on
employers, employees, health care systems and insurance companies," Doctor
On Call chief executive officer Karl Nigg said. "The American
Medical Association has reported that as many as 70 percent of
all doctor's office visits are informational only, and it's
estimated that $300 billion of health care costs are unnecessary.
Doctor On Call can give consumers the access to health information
they want and need — and the peace of mind that comes with
it — at a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time."
City advertising executive Mike McAuliffe has partnered with
Nigg in Doctor On Call, LLC, with Nigg serving as the managing
partner of the new company. Nigg is an experienced healthcare
executive who played a key role in the turnaround of Urocor, Inc.,
Along with his management skills, Nigg also is an attorney and
pharmacist, holding a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of
New Mexico and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University.
and membership in Doctor On Call is immediately available for both
individuals and groups. For more information, prospective
members can visit the service's Web site at www.DoctorOnCall.com
or call 800-834-8558.
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