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Doctor on Demand teams with telemedicine kiosk-maker Computerized Screening Inc.

The partnership represents Reno, Nev.-based CSI’s first dealings with a consumer-facing, on-call physician service.

Telemedicine service provider Doctor on Demand has inked a deal with medical kiosk-maker Computerized Screening Inc. (CSI) to use the latter’s Virtual eClinic remote health stations. The partnership represents Reno, Nev.-based CSI’s first dealings with a consumer-facing, on-call physician service.

“After eight years, we have finally found a company that truly understands the needs of the consumers and offers the three critical key elements that were needed,” CSI President and CEO Charles Bluth said in a written statement. Those three elements are what Bluth called a “true ‘doctor on demand’ protocol,'” videoconferencing capabilities and physicians who are experienced in telehealth.

Bluth added that he likes the fact San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand only charges corporate sponsors of the service $40 per consultation, without any monthly per-employee fee.

“At Doctor On Demand, our mission is to fix the access problem to high-quality, affordable healthcare. We solve this problem by connecting patients via video visit with our own board-certified doctors,” Doctor on Demand CEO Adam Jackson said. “Partnering with [CSI] allows us to serve even more patients and do so with better and more accurate medical diagnostic information in real time.”

Doctor on Demand is riding a growth wave. The company completed a $50 million Series B venture round in June. A few weeks earlier, it started testing direct-to-consumer telehealth consultations in a small number of retail pharmacies, a market Jackson told MedCity News in June that he is bullish on.

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