Telehealth service provider Doctor On Demand is teaming-up with Allergy & Asthma Network to improve allergy and asthma care for its members. Under the deal, Doctor On Demand will provide access to board-certified physicians via video visits to the Network's more than 2 million members, along with access to services specially designed for people with asthma or allergies. One of those services is Allergy Home Inspections that will help patients identify and remove allergens and asthma triggers from their homes.
"By partnering with the Network, Doctor On Demand is making it easier for people with asthma or allergies to get instant access to health care from the comfort of home," Dr. Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer at Doctor On Demand, said in a statement.
More than seven percent of Americans have asthma, with 24 million people reporting symptoms in 2014. Asthma kills 10 people every day in the U.S., and cases of life-threatening food allergies have increased dramatically. Nearly 7.5 percent of adults experience seasonal allergies, making more than 16 million allergy-related visits to their doctor each year. Many of these visits are preventable with ongoing care and communication with a physician.
On its end, Allergy & Asthma Network is spearheading the effort to end needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through its outreach, education, advocacy and research. Together with Doctor On Demand, the Network will develop a series of services for people with asthma and allergies.
Starting next month, the first 1,000 Network members to sign up will receive $10 off their first Doctor On Demand video visit. In addition, all of Doctor On Demand's physicians are now members of Allergy & Asthma Network.