News Feature | May 27, 2016

Telemedicine Approved To Treat UTIs Via MDLIVE

Christine Kern

By Christine Kern, contributing writer

Telehealth In The ER Seniors

Remote and virtual visits can now help treat patients suffering from urinary tract infections.

The list of applications for virtual doctor visits continues to expand as telemedicine demonstrates its ability to increase access to medical care remotely. Now, Dr. David Talbott, VP of Physician Education and Quality Assurance for MDLIVE, has announced urinary tract infections can be treated through telehealth services for women between the ages of 18 and 65.

Urinary tract infections (UTI) affect millions of women annually and are one of the most common conditions treated by physicians via MDLIVE.  While the telehealth option is available to healthy women between 18 and 65, men, individuals under age 18, or women over the age of 65 who show signs of UTIs should visit a doctor to address their condition.

MDLIVE recently partnered with Health Navigator Inc. to create a better, faster telehealth encounter for patients and doctors, integrating the Health Navigator database of clinical codes and analytical tools into the MDLIVE user experience. MDLIVE also partnered with Walgreens to provide telehealth services to its customers, including the deepening of the collaboration to include access to behavioral health services and joined with Independence Blue Cross to provide telemedicine coverage to its members.