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Access Physicians Adds Rural Hospital Partnerships

The telemedicine services help keep vulnerable patients out of COVID-19 hotspots.

Dallas-based telemedicine group Access Physicians has formed additional rural hospital partnerships as COVID-19 pushes more of the healthcare market into remote care.

Access partners with rural hospital systems to provide specialty care at patients’ community hospitals, allowing patients to avoid urban facilities that may have a higher number of COVID-19 patients, reducing the possibility of community spread of the disease. To date, Access Physicians has partnered with more than 190 hospitals and cared for more than 1.6 million patients in need of specialty care.

New partnerships were established at the following hospitals:

  • Coryell Health, Gatesville
  • Cuero Regional Hospital, Cuero
  • Dimmit Regional Hospital, Carrizo Springs
  • Frio Regional Hospital, Pearsall
  • Goodall-Witcher Healthcare, Clifton
  • Hamilton Healthcare System, Hamilton
  • Starr County Memorial Hospital, Rio Grande City

    “Access Physicians has a tradition of working with forward-thinking hospitals to bring high acuity specialty and subspecialty care to their patients through telemedicine,” said Dr. Chris Gallagher, CEO of Access Physicians via release. “Today that tradition continues with this new rural hospital collaborative to leverage our clinical excellence for rural Texas residents in seven different communities.”

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