Physicians Quickstart Guide to Telemedicine

In the last few months, I have gotten a lot of questions about telemedicine. In today’s blog, I will be answering those that are the most frequently asked. With that being said, let’s jump right in!

Which company do you work for, and how do you like it?

I work for MDlive, and I love it for many reasons. For one, their hours are flexible hours. And their per diem schedule allows you to truly practice medicine on your own terms. The only caveat is you have to be 4 years or more out of training to qualify to work for them. 

What is the overhead cost, and tax structure with MDlive?

The overhead cost is zero. I work from my home office. They pay you like a locum physician with 1099 so you have to pay quarterly taxes. Put 20-30% of income away for taxes 

Do you know any contacts with MDlive that I can speak, for me to sign up? 

They do have recruiters, but seriously all you have to do is go to the website to apply 

Can you provide me with information for telehospitalist jobs?

I initially looked into it, but never did it. There are 2 companies I know of 1. Eagle Telehospitalists, and Schumacher Telehospitalist. Google for more information. 

Are you just doing telehospitalist night shifts or day shifts?

Most telehospitalist jobs are night shifts 

Do you need a special license to practice telemedicine? 

No, but you have to be board certified. MDlive requires 4 years experience, but other companies like Teladoc, and Doc on demand does not require that 

How reasonable is the pay? Is the flexibility and time worth the money? 

It depends its comparable to outpatient pediatrics and family practice. For higher ending specialities it is not as lucrative. For me it is a little less compared to what I made as a locum hospitalist. But it is so worth it, working from home when I want to . 

Do any of the telemedicine companies need doctors who speak Spanish?

American well needs spanish speaking physicians

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