Telemedicine clinic to open at Wal-Mart in Pearland

A new walk-in telemedicine health care clinic is slated to open Wednesday within a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pearland.

The clinic, located at 10500 Broadway, is jointly operated by Healthy Access Inc. and NuPhysicia LLC.

The firms claim that the Pearland location is the first retail health clinic to employ a telemedicine -based healthcare delivery system. Under the telemedicine model, physicians serve patients using remote telemedicine systems and protocols through paramedics who examine patients under direct supervision of a physician.

Changing to a telemedicine-based health care delivery system allows us to substantially decrease out per patient overhead, while simultaneously increasing the level of care each patient receives, said Kathleen Delaney, President of My Healthy Access. I have no doubt that this delivery system is the future of retail health care.

In late July, My Healthy Access and NuPhysicia signed a joint operating agreement with NuPhysicia for telemedicine clinics in select Houston-area Wal-Mart Supercenters.

My Healthy Access is a Houston-based provider of retail health care services to the urban marketplace. NuPhysicia is a private medical services company produced from the telemedicine program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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