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A Virtual Primary Care Doctor

It was 2015, and I moved to Portland, Oregon, within my Kaiser Permanente medical group to get involved in their telemedicine program. It wasn’t until 3 years later when I learned about the importance of a virtual primary care doctor. Given the option, I would rather see my patients in person. But our exceedingly connected […]

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Nomad Medical Services

Healthcare is unpredictable, and aside from job changes, moves, and changing health insurance, plenty of other unpredictibilities keep you from prioritizing your health. At Digital Nomad Health, my goal is to make healthcare more accessible to my patients by offering nomad medical services to those who don’t have a set location. As a fellow digital […]

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Texting Your Doctor

There is no reason why patients can’t text their doctor when they need their health issues addressed. I text my handyman when something is wrong in my house. But why has US healthcare evolved to exclude texting your doctor? The Risk of Texting From a medical-legal perspective, if my patient texts me that they are […]

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Free Online Clinic

No income? No problem. Join us for free! Every month, we offer a few free appointment slots for patients in California and Alaska to those who cannot afford medical care. Book a free call to see if you qualify for our free online clinic. Where?Virtual Clinic @ DNH. Who?Patients with low income or low access. […]

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Your Cash Pay Clinic in Los Angeles

Welcome to Digital Nomad Health, where we address health from the bottom up instead of the top down. You: Already healthy and health savvy. Us: Keep you healthy and prevent common chronic diseases down the line. We’re a Cash-Based Practice For our California patients, our virtual clinic is a cash-pay practice with transparent pricing. We […]

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Making it Easy to See the Doctor

One of the main reasons patients are frustrated and angry is their clinic access. There are numerous barriers to overcome to connect with one’s doctor. But it’s important to make it easy to see the doctor to ensure proper patient access. The physician is buried behind a huge administrative wall in the mainstream healthcare model. […]

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The Digital Frontier: Why Virtual Primary Care is the Future of Healthcare

Since the 1970s, physicians have communicated with patients consistently via telephone, and not until recently the term telemedicine came about to allow for insurance billing. A few years later, only in the past 3-4 years, Virtual Primary Care gained popularity. In 2017, I recall interviewing for a clinical position with a popular telemedicine company that […]

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Patient-Doctor, Therapeutic Alliance

In medical school, physicians are taught to view diseases and scientific processes and approach diagnosis and treatment similarly. Once in practice, however, it’s not diseases that physicians treat but individuals – unique people, each with their own twist on life. It’s the therapeutic alliance these two individuals strike up that uncovers conditions called ‘diseases,’ and […]

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Accepting Patients in California & Alaska

Dr. Mo is licensed in California and Alaska, so this practice only accepts patients who can initiate their first appointment while physically located in either of these states. Seems a bit wonky, doesn’t it? So, let us explain. State Licensing The medical system in the US is siloed, and each state has its own rules […]

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Appointment Wait Times, Visit Times

In the traditional primary care practice, you select the physician based on their proximity and if they are in-network. The next factor to consider is their appointment wait times and the length of the appointment. Appointment Wait Times The current average appointment wait time to see a primary care physician is 2-3 months. For some, […]