2nd.MD announces its partnership with The Flippen Group to create 1stMD and offer an unparalleled suite of video and phone based health care solutions. 2nd.MD will now offer it’s revolutionary expert second opinion service alongside 1stMD, a primary care telemedicine service, resulting in access to millions, eliminating wasted health care spending, and providing seamless integration for two key services under one umbrella.
August 15, 2014, Houston, TX – 2nd.MD CEO Clinton Phillips and The Flippen Group Founder and Chairman Flip Flippen are pleased to announce their joint venture to create 1stMD, a brand new primary care telemedicine service which will launch on September 1, 2014. 1stMD will integrate with Phillips’ 2nd.MD, an innovative specialty care 2nd opinion service, to provide an end-to-end health benefit that will bring access to millions of Americans.
The combined benefit of 1stMD and 2nd.MD will provide a more comprehensive healthcare service for employees and a one-stop shop for employers. Forward thinking companies will save on wasted health care dollars while providing access to top notch medical advice to their employees. Whether they are facing a common medical condition or a difficult medical decision, benefit holders will now have the care they deserve at their fingertips. More details will be released in conjunction with the September 1st launch date.
“Behavioral health has always been at the core of what we do. It seemed only natural that we would continue to follow the developments of the health care delivery system through these changing times. One of the most intriguing companies in the emerging health care world is 2nd.MD, and we have chosen to be the primary care delivery system for their company in large part because of the values, the expertise, the technology, the absolute commitment to the patients well-being and their leadership team,” says Flippen.
Phillips reciprocates the sentiments, “The Flippen Group’s impact in corporate development, behavioral health and education gives them unique insights into solving some of the current challenges within healthcare. The character of their leadership team and the care they have shown to their clients of over 25 years make them an ideal partner for 2nd.MD. Together we expect that the industry will be completely revolutionized.”
Clinton Phillips is the Founder and CEO of 2nd.MD, launched in 2011, a revolutionary online resource that connects members with the nation’s leading medical minds for 2nd opinions. Members can choose from over 300 nationally recognized, board-certified medical specialists that cover over 25 specialties and 120 sub-specialties. These world-renowned physicians are available for consult via video or phone within 3 days from virtually anywhere. 2nd.MD is currently covering over 1.5 million lives world-wide and continues to gain praise from across the globe. 2nd.MD was inspired by Phillips’ daughter Gabi who suffered a stroke at birth. Finding the right doctor and getting the answers they needed proved to be immensely difficult, costly and time consuming. He has since vowed to make peace of mind only a click away.
Flip Flippen is the Founder and Chairman of The Flippen Group, started in 1990, which was recently voted the number two company to work for in the State of Texas by Texas Monthly. Today, The Flippen Group is one of the largest educator training companies and one of the fastest-growing leadership development organizations in North America. The company’s breakthrough processes that emphasize changing behaviors and attitudes have helped organizations achieve dramatic improvement in performance, leadership, trust, and productivity. As a psychotherapist, Flippen has worked with thousands of individuals, organizations and sports teams. The success of his efforts has been documented on The Today Show, The Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, Speed Channel’s NBS 24/7 among others, and in countless publications over the last twenty years. He is widely recognized as a world-class entrepreneur and philanthropist who together with his wife Susan has helped to raise over twenty children.