Specialists On Call Helps 50,000th Emergency Patient

Leading Clinical Telemedicine Provider’s Continued Growth Includes Record Patient Volume and New Telepsychiatry Service

Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), announced today that it recently delivered its 50,000 emergency teleneurology consultation since the company’s inception. This achievement in patient volume is unprecedented for any telemedicine company as well as for any single bricks and mortar healthcare facility treating emergency neurology cases.

SOC provides hospitals with immediate 24/7/365 access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists for recommendations on stroke or any other neurologic emergency via telemedicine. By leveraging the skills of its expert neurologists, SOC helps hospitals and health systems treat neurologic emergencies and stroke patients with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Today, Specialists On Call provides nearly 2,000 emergency consultations each month to over 200 hospitals across 22 states. With access to around-the-clock on-call neurology coverage, these facilities among others have demonstrated increased tPA administration rates as well as reduced length of stay for stroke patients. Since 2006, SOC has helped oversee the administration of more tPA to eligible stroke patients than any single healthcare facility in the same amount of time.

Specialists On Call’s new telepsychiatry service line delivers access to expert psychiatrists for hospitals hard pressed to provide 24/7/365 psychiatric on-call coverage in their emergency room. This turnkey service alleviates common hospital mental health care pain points such as staffing, boarding, security and depleted clinical resources. Thus far, SOC’s telepsychiatry service has already produced thirty-three times the consult volume that their teleneurology service line generated during its first six months of operation and currently boasts an industry leading ECO reversal rate of over sixty percent.

“To have helped over 50,000 patients with a critical medical emergency is truly remarkable,” commented Specialists On Call’s CEO, Joe Peterson, M.D. “We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve built, and we share our success with the countless number of lives we’ve impacted. Everyone at Specialists On Call is witness to the power of telemedicine and committed to further growth that will help even more patients and the hospitals that treat them.”