Teladoc Purchases Best Doctors Assuring Large Telemedicine Footprint
Telehealth company Teladoc purchased the giant physician consulting firm Best Doctors for $440 million, adding the company’s network of 50,000 specialists to its stable of 3,100 providers. Teladoc already provides 20 million members access to healthcare via the Internet. It also provides services to businesses as part of their benefit packages.
Best Doctors provides patients, providers, and others with a global network of consultants on cases. The firm also dives into data based on medical issues addressed. The purchase expands Teladoc globally, the company said, and will bolster its expansion beyond its 140 hospital clientele and into markets such behavioral health and dermatology.