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Press Release: MarineMax Uses UCM’s Virtual ER to provide employees better care

New Triage Approach Provides Custom Virtual Care to Avoid Costly ER Visits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Creative Partnership Between MarineMax and United Concierge Medicine’s Virtual ER Improves Care, Saves Money November 7, 2019, Clearwater, FL –  MarineMax, the nation’s largest retailer of new and pre-owned boats and yachts, today announced an exciting partnership with NY-based Virtual ER provider […]

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News Story: WTEN features UCM and ER Anywhere

Medicaid members in Rensselaer County now have emergency medical treatment in the palms of their hands. Thank you to WTEN and Guiliana Bruno for spending time with our CEO Keith Algozzine to lean more about ERAnywhere — and how CDPHP and Rensselaer County is making sure patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. To see the full news story, […]

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News story: Times Union shares news of ER Anywhere service

Rensselaer County bringing virtual ER service to Medicaid population Click here to read Bethany Bump’s article in the Times Union on the ER Anywhere announcement. photo above: Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin speaks during a press conference to announce a new partnership with Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to provide CDPHP Medicaid members with an […]

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News story: The Record features UCM partnership with Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County launches ER Anywhere app As part of a public-private partnership, Rensselaer County, CDPHP and United Concierge Medicine are working together to lower health care costs while improving patient care. The announcement made Thursday morning at the Rensselaer County office building introduced the ER Anywhere app, giving Medicaid members an innovative tool in lieu of the emergency room. Follow […]

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Press Release: CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County & UCM

CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine to Reduce Health Care Costs, Improve Patient Care October 3, 2019, Albany, NY – CDPHP is teaming up with officials in Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to reduce health care costs and improve patient care by providing Medicaid […]

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Medical Minute: The Dangers of Vaping

A new medical issue arises from smoking e-cigarettes A NEW MEDICAL ISSUE ARISES FROM SMOKING E-CIGARETTES—AND A RECENT TRAINING HAD UCM EMERGENCY STAFF ON ALERT TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS RIGHT AWAY    A 16-year-old named Tim had a cough worsening with shortness of breath and fatigue—forcing him to miss his coveted basketball game. Until then, […]

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Medical Minute: Severe nausea can mean many things

Severe nausea can indicate a variety of health issues HOW A UCM EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER FIGURED OUT THAT A PATIENT’S MIDDLE-OF-THE-NIGHT VOMITING WASN’T FOOD POISONING. A week ago, Denise, a UCM patient, had a big agenda with a work meeting presentation that she just could not miss. However, she had been up all night nauseous […]

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A Patient’s Story: A Fall at Work

A hurt wrist, important meetings, and a box of donuts The following was shared with us from a patient after using UCM’s Virtual ER service for the first time: Heading into work this morning, I tripped as I was coming through the main doors. I knew I was rushing to get into the building, and […]

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Medical Minute: A rash — or skin cancer?

Knowing when a rash is really something much worse HOW A UCM EMERGENCY MEDICAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIED SKIN CANCER FROM WHAT SEEMED LIKE A SIMPLE RASH. Recently, a patient named Kristin called into UCM’s Virtual ER seeking help for what she thought was a run-of-the-mill skin rash. She mentioned to our Care Coordinator that she felt silly for […]

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Medical Minute: Food Allergies

Quick thinking, life-saving measures from UCM A ROAD TRIP NEARLY GOES OFF COURSE WHEN AN ALLERGIC REACTION HAPPENS. Geoff and his wife Lucille were in the middle of a cross-country road trip — a bucket-list item for this couple from upstate New York — and were in the middle of the country in a small […]

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