An emergency medical physician can assist you via phone while awaiting EMS
If requiring assistance:
When minutes matter support is just a phone call away
A medical emergency can be scary for you and the patient. While awaiting EMS to arrive, you do not have to be alone.
EmergencyMDAssist provides a direct phone connection to an emergency medical physician who can guide you on the emergency care for your patient. They know which medications you have available because they are equipped with the same HealthFirst emergency medical kit that you have in your practice.
“Medical emergencies can and do occur…any place and at any time…”
Dr. Stanley Malamed
Relying on You as a Healthcare Provider
Emergencies could involve your patients, their family or friends, your staff members or the public from outside of your office.
When a medical emergency occurs, the patient relies on the dental professional and their support staff, backed up by EMS. EmergencyMDAssist is now available to support you before emergency services arrives.
Be confident, be prepared, be practice ready.
HealthFirst’s Medical Advisory Board Recommends EmergencyMDAssist
Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
Emeritus Professor of Anesthesia and Medicine at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles
“Most dentists are ill-prepared to handle medical emergencies, and EMS can take considerably longer than 15 minutes to arrive on scene.
As an academic at USC for 40 years we ran emergency codes. Quite often the timeframe from start of emergency to arrival of 911 was in excess of 15 minutes. Were there times when we could have—and would have—used EmergencyMDAssist? Definitely YES.
All airlines flying in the U.S. are required to have a ground-based emergency physician service available by phone. EmergencyMDAssist provides the same support to the dentist and will be very beneficial in the dental office environment.”
Zev Schulhof, DMD, MD
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Attending Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
“Recently I provided this assistance myself to a fellow dentist who was managing a medical emergency prior to arrival of 911. It was not the first time that’s happened. The EmergencyMDAssist service will be very helpful to dental practitioners.”
John W. Graham, DDS, MD
Orthodontist, educator, and consultant with a private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah
“The knowledge that such a service is always at the ready in my practice or in another doctor’s practice would be very comforting.”
How to Add EmergencyMDAssist
$125 per year
or call 800-331-1984 to add EmergencyMDAssist.
This service is also available as an included feature with the Practice Partner Program, which provides a HealthFirst emergency medical kit, keeps the medications up to date, and includes additional readiness solutions at one fixed price.