General Medical

What does the General Medical service include?

The General Medicine service is staffed by a network of board-certified physicians who diagnose routine, non-emergency medical problems via the telephone and video. ApkaMD physicians recommend treatment and prescribe medication (when appropriate) by telephone and video 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to patients.

What are the minimum qualifations to work for the General Medical Service

We are looking for board-certified doctors with a specialty in internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine or pediatrics who are eager to help more people get care in their moment of need.

Does ApkaMD have set schedules?

ApkaMD asks physicians to provide a minimum of 20 hours of availability per month. You will work with our scheduling team to develop a schedule that works for you.

Does ApkaMD provide follow-up care?

No. If follow-up care is required, the physician will recommend the patient see a primary care physician or visit an urgent care setting.

What is the age range fo the patients I will perform consults for?

ApkaMD provides services to patients of all ages. ApkaMD and the physician determine the best age ranges for the doctor to treat based upon the physician’s comfort level and the physician’s current practice age population.

Do I have access to the electronic medical record (EMR)

Yes. ApkaMD requires each patient to complete a medical history disclosure prior to their consult.

How long is a typical visit?

The average visit takes between 8-10 minutes to complete. The member requests his/her preference for a phone or video call.

Am I able to prescribe medication when clinically necessary?

Yes. You will use our embedded e-script service for prescriptions, but we do not allow the prescription of any controlled substances on the platform. We have nursing, associate provider, and pharmacy teams to support prescription requests.