March 30 marks National Doctors’ Day. In the U.S., we recognize our physicians, their true commitment to care, and their ongoing passion to improve the lives of patients.

It’s scary how quickly you can go from “regular healthy human” to “patient”—in a heartbeat. You could just be under the weather, needing some guidance on your path to recovery, or if you’ve gotten a complex diagnosis, you may be worried about all the serious decision-making you have to do.

Reaching out

That’s why our caring, trusted doctors are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, reachable from the comfort of your own home. A virtual hand-holding backed by years of clinical experience brings convenient, seamless healthcare outside traditional offices. It also brings the tender touch patients still appreciate.

“I like the personal relationships I’ve developed with my patients,” says Dr. Shannon Reed, a Teladoc Health physician who’s been practicing family medicine for 15 years. “And I enjoy working with different ages, from children all the way through geriatrics.”

No matter your age or stage, our physicians offer the best of what medicine has to offer right where and when you need it. On National Doctors’ Day, we celebrate this huge gain of access no matter where you live in the country. Through telehealth, our doctors are able to make personal connection simple again.

Doctor duties

For non-urgent health problems, Teladoc doctors—U.S. board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency care, and family medicine—are here to assess what’s ailing you or your family members: a virus, infection, minor injury, allergies, or something else. If you have a skin condition that’s bothering you, licensed Teladoc dermatologists can look at a rash, abrasion, infection, or other irritating issue.

Our down-to-earth physicians really listen to your situation and symptoms, helping with ideas for relief, recommending medications that could help, or suggesting another path of treatment when needed.

If you’re feeling stressed, sad, or troubled by an emotional or relationship issue, our psychiatrists—or other therapists—will be your sounding board. By having regular sessions of talk therapy, our experts treat you personally, confidentially, and with a genuine interest in helping you become the best you can be.

If you’re battling a more serious illness or challenge, Teladoc’s global telehealth network includes 50,000 medical experts in more than 450 medical specialties. We know this can be a scary time and that the uncertainty weighs heavily on your mind. By reviewing all the details of a medical record, expert physicians can bring certainty to diagnoses and help you make the right call about treatment.

Physicians in oncology, orthopedics, neurology, and cardiology, for example, bring their unique know-how to each case so you can access the best medical minds in a way that’s comfortable and convenient. These expert physicians truly want what’s best for each person: they’ve helped 45 percent of patients with improved diagnoses, 79 percent with improved treatment, and 38 percent avoid unnecessary surgeries.

Teladoc physicians are also accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which works for better healthcare, better choices, and better health; and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which sets and enforces standards in physician continuing education.

But we know how most regular folks measure quality: by how well they’ve been treated. And 98 percent of Teladoc members say they’re satisfied with the care they’ve received from our physicians. It’s a special cycle of giving, and that’s why our doctors love their work so much, says Dr. Anne Huber.

“I feel very fulfilled helping patients and hearing how pleased they are with the convenience and quality of their Teladoc experience.”

For both our members and our physicians, clinical excellence in action is something to celebrate this week. If you ever need medical care, we are proud to recommend Teladoc doctors. Connect with us 24/7 anywhere in the U.S. by app, web, or phone.

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