August 15, 2022

(NACOGDOCHES, TX) – Nacogdoches Health Partners now offers NHP Virtual, which provides high-quality, evidence-based primary care from trusted local clinicians. NHP Virtual employs state-of-the-art provider-to-patient video conferencing software, offers delivery service for prescriptions, and brings the lab directly to patients.

NHP Virtual extends easy, affordable access to preventative, routine, and chronic care through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. Board-certified clinicians can conduct wellness screenings, order tests, manage chronic conditions, give second opinions on treatment plans, and refer to specialists. Lab draws and vitals can be taken at your home or work with the NHP Virtual mobile unit, and prescriptions can be delivered to your door.

“With proper resources in place, 70% of primary care concerns can be diagnosed and managed without an in-person visit. With NHP Virtual, our patients can have their healthcare services come to them, helping them to avoid costly in-person visits that take them away from home or work,” said Dr. Wilburn “Eddy” Furniss, III, MD. “We want to reach patients who delay or go without care because they don’t have a primary care clinician, can’t get a timely appointment, can’t take time off work, or don’t have convenient access to primary care. More patients in Deep East Texas will have access to chronic disease management and preventative testing.”

NHP Virtual is available to eligible insured adults and adolescents, ages 12 years and older. Patients will have access to board-certified NHP primary care clinicians, as well as an experienced Care Team of advanced practitioners, care managers, care coordinators, pharmacists, referral coordinators, chronic condition educators, social workers, and behavioral health specialists.

Through a virtual primary care visit, the Care Team can conduct health risk assessments, review biometrics and order relevant lab and diagnostic tests, imaging studies, vaccinations and even devices that allow remote monitoring. After the visit, the Care Team will schedule a time for the mobile unit to visit your home or work to check vitals, draw labs, and give vaccines as needed.

NHP Virtual members can contact their Care Team via text messaging and schedule telehealth video consultations for advice when needed. The Care Team is always available through an after-hours call center and nurse triage.

“From preventative screenings to more complex challenges, NHP Virtual patients have access to trusted, evidence-based medical care and personalized support,” Furniss said. “We still begin by building an ongoing relationship and getting to know each patient as a person. With NHP Virtual, we’re building on those relationships and expanding our patients’ access to proactive, preventative healthcare.”

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Nacogdoches Health Partners is a primary care clinic with a focus on value-based medicine. The qualified Nacogdoches Health Partners team, including Wilburn “Eddy” Furniss, III, MD, Lindsay Aldrich MD, Jesse Creel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Misty Phillips, MSN, APRN FNP-C, and Nena Ivey, PA-C, works together to provide primary care to patients of all ages. Nacogdoches Health Partners is welcoming new patients in their primary care office located at 4800 NE Stallings Dr #109 in Nacogdoches and through NHP Virtual Care. Call 936-559-0700 for more information.