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Brown Emergency Medicine Launches Telemedicine Video Visits for Rhode Islanders

TeleCARE by Brown EM will provide timely diagnosis and treatment guidance to patients throughout the community

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 13, 2020) — Brown Emergency Medicine has announced that Telecareis officially accepting virtual video-based appointments. This telehealth option was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is available to all adult and pediatric patients throughout Rhode Island.

Patients with acute medical problems or injuries can schedule an on-demand appointment with a Board-certified emergency physician – the same physicians that care for you in local emergency departments. TeleCARE provides treatment for many medical conditions traditionally cared for in a medical office, urgent care office or emergency department, from the comfort of your home.

“We are pleased to offer this telehealth option to the community,” said Jeremiah “Jay” Schuur, MD, MHS, President of Brown Emergency Medicine. “TeleCARE makes it simple for patients to meet virtually with a Board-Certified Emergency Physician and Board-Certified Pediatric Emergency Physician at a time that fits their schedule. It’s like having an emergency doctor on-call for you and your family.”

TeleCARE treats a wide variety of medical problems and injuries including respiratory illnesses,fever, rash, sore throat, flu symptoms, urinary infections, allergies, headache, sports injuries, cough, earaches, minor falls, nausea/diarrhea, pink eye and sprains.

Adult and Pediatric appointments are currently available from 12 noon – 12 midnight, 7 days a week. To schedule your telehealth appointment, visit www.brownemtelecare.org. Once there, visitors have the option to click on adult or pediatric appointments currently available. Simply select the time and day of your choosing, answer a few short personal and medical questions, and enter your insurance information. From there, your appointment information is confirmed, and you are scheduled to meet virtually with a Board-certified emergency physician. The video visit can occur through a phone, tablet, or computer with a video connection.

Patients with a medical emergency should seek care at their nearest emergency department.

About Brown Emergency Medicine (Brown EM)

Brown Emergency Medicine (Brown EM), is the academic emergency medicine physician practice plan of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Lifespan’s Rhode Island HospitalThe Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital. With more than 125 full time member physicians and 45 advanced practice providers, Brown Emergency Medicine (Brown EM) provides emergency department staffing for Rhode Island Hospital, the region’s only Level I trauma center; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the state’s only children’s specialty hospital; The Miriam Hospital, which is a leading community teaching hospital; and Newport Hospital, a community Magnet Hospital. All Brown EM member physicians are board certified in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine.

About Brown Physicians, Inc.

Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI) is a multi-specialty, physician-led practice group founded and led by faculty members of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. BPI is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, exceptional medical education, and advances in research to promote better health for the people of Rhode Island and its surrounding communities. BPI is composed of six foundations, which include Brown Dermatology, Brown Emergency Medicine, Brown Medicine, Brown Neurology, Brown Surgical Associates, and Brown Urology. For more information about BPI, visit: brownphysicians.org.

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