Doctors On Call goes online to help protect West Maui
HONOKOWAI – Doctors On Call is offering video-visit telemedicine to patients by phone or video from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, seven days a week, the Maui urgent care clinic announced.
Doctors On Call is a pioneer of urgent care and now telemedicine in Hawaii.
Dr. Norman Estin, co-founder and medical director of Doctors On Call, said, between video-visits, “This is a great chance for us to take care of patients quickly and efficiently without their having to come out of their home and into a doctor’s office or clinic waiting room.”
The physicians can offer advice, diagnose, treat and call in prescriptions.
Estimates are that 80 to 90 percent of medical care can be done online, from the comfort of a home, office or any smartphone.
The physicians are all in Hawaii and very familiar with local specialists, hospitals, labs and testing places.
Specific and easy-to-follow instructions for any patient regardless of their insurance plan are on the website, DocMaui.com. All local insurances cover the telemedicine video-visits, and the self-pay cost is only $49.
“We are actually able to offer telemedicine to the entire state, but of course our primary focus is getting easy online care to all Maui residents,” said Estin.
“We are working to have it all covered by the other insurance carriers as well, like Medicare and all of Kaiser.”