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Press Release: UCM Earns CHQI Accreditation for Telemedicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHQI Telemedicine Industry Accreditation recognizes UCM’s commitment to quality of care June 12, 2019, Troy, NY – United Concierge Medicine (UCM) is proud to announce that it has earned ClearHealth Quality InstituteTM (CHQI) accreditation for telemedicine. CHQI is an independent health care accrediting body that offers the only telemedicine or telehealth accreditation program backed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). […]

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A Patient’s Story: Help on the Road from the UCM VirtualER

Whether at home or traveling, when you have a medical emergency, UCM’s Virtual ER app is there to help USING UCM’S VIRTUAL AND MOBILE APP FROM ANYWHERE The following is an email we received from a patient after she used the UCM Now mobile app to help her husband when he experienced a medical emergency: […]

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Honoring National EMS Week

By Steven Kroll, Director of EMS Innovation This week (May 19-25, 2019) is the 45th annual National EMS Week. Spearheaded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). EMS Week recognizes the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community for the lifesaving work they do every day, around the clock, […]

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Press Release: UCM and Living Resources Announce New Partnership

UCM and Living Resources Announce New Partnership to Improve Access to Healthcare for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Partnership Provides Virtual Emergency Medicine Care to Improve Access and Reduce Disruption in Residential Settings May 21, 2019, Troy, NY – United Concierge Medicine (UCM) today announced a new partnership with Living Resources to provide UCM’s unique Virtual ER services to the individuals served by […]

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Medical Minute: Tis the Season for Tick Bites

Tick bites left untreated can quickly turn more serious, and lead to other medical issues, such as Lyme disease. HELP FROM UCM ON REMOVING A TICK FROM A CHILD’S NECK The mother of a 12-year-old boy named James called in to United Concierge Medicine, concerned that she’d just found a tick with a ‘huge back end’ […]

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Medical Minute: Identifying and Treating Measles

Not only is measles concerning for the patient, it can lead to exposure to hundreds of others in a short time. At United Concierge Medicine, our staff fosters an environment that truly allows us to use our knowledge and technology to accurately assess our patients, make appropriate sensible diagnoses, and formulate safe healing plans of […]

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Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3)

Learn how the ET3 Model will transform emergency medicine — and how it works hand in hand with UCM’s Virtual ER The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation recently introduced a voluntary, five-year payment model called Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3), in order to provide greater flexibility to ambulance care teams to address emergency health care […]

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Medical Minute: Frostbite

In cold weather, frostbite happens fast. Exposure to extreme cold means the risk of frostbite, even after just a few minutes. Do you know the signs of frostbite? A 32-year-old man’s wife called United Concierge Medicine and was immediately connected to the on-call provider. Her husband, the patient, could be heard moaning in the background. His wife […]

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Medical Minute: Vitreous Detachment

A sudden onset vision change can mean something serious: How a video consult with a UCM provider revealed a potential vision-threatening condition A patient recently called United Concierge Medicine stating that he had a sudden onset vision change in the periphery of his right eye start during his drive home from work. The UCM emergency medical provider […]

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Medical Minute: Meningitis

A patient called with a headache — and within minutes, our medical provider recognized the symptoms of a very serious medical issue. WHEN THE ‘WORST HEADACHE EVER’ MEANS SO MUCH MORE A 36-year-old female called into United Concierge Medicine, concerned about a headache that suddenly started the prior day and progressively worsened overnight. She had two […]

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