December 20, 2016 (Newswire.com) –
KTA Super Stores and DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers, Hawai‘i’s leader in convenient, affordable, and quality telemedicine, announced today that they have launched the virtual clinics of the future at KTA Supers Stores Puainako – Hilo, Waimea, Keauhou and Waikoloa Village locations on Hawai‘i island. DOCNow offers convenient telemedicine visits during KTA Pharmacies regular business hours, and through their http://DocNowHawaii.com website 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Today’s supermarkets have expanded from places where shoppers went to pick up groceries to become one-stop-shopping destinations for everything from produce to prescriptions. “KTA Super Stores couldn’t be happier to welcome DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers and be able to offer our customers on-site access to medical care,” said Toby Taniguchi, President, “Our mission is to do our best at fulfilling the food, household and health care need of Big Islanders, so this is a very healthy fit.”
According to Dr. Norman Estin, co-founder of DOCNow Virtual Healthcare Centers, “Our new partnership with KTA Super Stores represents a breakthrough in giving the community unprecedented access, in conjunction with their pharmacy, to the highest quality medical care. Our telemedicine physicians are all Hawai’i licensed and located, and can treat patients on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Once the appointment concludes our physicians can easily send in the customer’s prescription to any KTA Pharmacy location for convenient on-site pickup.”
From scrapes, sunburns, respiratory infections, urinary infections and common cold to prescription refills, DOCNow can treat a wide range of minor and common illnesses in patients of all ages.
According to Dr. Estin, DOCNow is not only convenient when it comes to access and treatment, it costs the same or less than a traditional office visit. DOCNow accepts most local insurance, including HMSA/Blue Cross, UHA, HMA, Kaiser Choice PPO and HMAA. No insurance? No problem. DOCNow accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover – and at introductory price of only $49.
The next time you’re strolling through the produce aisles at KTA Super Stores with a case of the sniffles, stop by DOCNow’s Virtual Healthcare Clinics and get expert care from Hawai’i’s most trusted team of Doctors.
DOCNow was founded in early 2016 by Dr. Jim Barahal and Dr. Norman Estin to give Hawai‘i residents convenient access to the best medical care at their Virtual Healthcare Clinics as well as from the comfort of the patient’s home or workplace statewide. An American Telemedicine Association startup member, DOCNow is Hawai’i’s leader in telemedicine for residents and visitors. For more information and a complete list of all DOCNow virtual healthcare locations, visit their website at http://DocNowHawaii.com
About KTA Super Stores
KTA Super Stores started in 1916, as a modest 500 square-foot grocery and dry goods store, by Koichi & Taniyo Taniguchi. Since then and for over 100 years, KTA has grown to a six (6) store chain, serving the residents of Hawai‘i island.
For information on KTA Super Stores locations and services, visit their website at http://ktasuperstores.com.
Source: KTA Super Stores