Virtual Health Care

Michele Skalicky

Mark Heady suffers from several health issues:  congestive heart failure, COPD and multiple sclerosis.  Because of those health concerns, he used to drop by his primary care physician’s office in Springfield without an appointment.

That, and the fact the he lives in a rural area, made him an ideal candidate for Mercy Virtual, which started up last summer.



Anyone who is a parent of a school age child has probably received a call from a school nurse telling them their child isn't feeling well and needs to be picked up.  That usually involves either leaving work or finding someone to pick the child up and take them to the doctor—when you can get them in.  Once the patient is on medication, it can be another day before they can return to school.