FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Brandon Louey
December 21, 2016
(Bakersfield, CA) – Today, Telehealthdocs celebrated the grand opening of their new downtown office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, joined by Mayor Harvey Hall, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Senator Jean Fuller’s District Director, Pam Rose, Mayor-elect Karen Goh, City Councilmembers Andrae Gonzales, Jacquie Sullivan, and Chris Parlier, Representatives from Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, and Kern County Hispanic Chamber President, Jay Tamsi. Located next to Mercy Hospital’s downtown location, the telemedicine provider officially opened their doors this afternoon and provided live demonstrations on how telemedicine technology operates.
“We are very excited to open this new location and provide greater service to our patients,” said Quon Louey, Executive Director and Founder of Telehealthdocs. “Our company strives to streamline access to quality specialty healthcare for patients from areas that lack such options. With our physician team covering nearly 30 specialties, we are confident in our ability to address this growing need.”
Founded locally in 2011, Telehealthdocs uses telemedicine technology to connect highly specialized physicians with patients from communities where they may not have access to this healthcare otherwise. Oftentimes, the residents of these communities have to travel long distances to larger, urban areas to meet with physicians in these specialties and receive the healthcare they need. Telemedicine acts as a bridge to that gap, allowing for the patient to receive the same access to the quality specialty care from their physician. However, the patient-physician interaction is conducted through secure telecommunication technology, such as video conferencing, rather than an in-person visit. This saves time and resources for the patient and provides added convenience to their overall quality experience.
“Telehealthdocs provides a new, innovative service that can truly make a difference in our community. Utilizing this telemedicine platform, patients from our City will be able to seek the specialty care they need without having to travel long distances and endure other such burdens,” said Mayor Harvey Hall. “This technological advancement will be a positive contribution to the overall health of the community.”
Currently, Telehealthdocs services patients in various communities throughout the state. Starting in January, the company will be expanding their operations and begin servicing patients from the greater Bakersfield area.
“Kern County will benefit greatly from telemedicine. With this cutting edge technology, we have the opportunity to close a gap that has prevented many from receiving the quality specialty care they need. I am excited to welcome Telehealthdocs as they will be a great addition to Bakersfield and Kern County overall,” said Assemblymember Vince Fong.
While most of the physicians on the Telehealthdocs team are located in Bakersfield, physicians from all over the country have signed onto the company’s platform, stemming as far north as Washington and as far east as South Carolina. Next year, Telehealthdocs plans to expand and open new offices in Bakersfield.
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