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For Immediate Release: November 9, 2015
AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) now offers online scheduling for its Primary Care Plus and Specialty Care providers. The free service, powered by ZocDoc, which also encourages patients to rate providers, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“Patients have told us that they’d like the option to schedule appointments online,” said Jatin Motiwal, vice president, AtlantiCare Physician Group. “We are committed to helping patients conveniently access the care they need when they need it. By showing our providers’ availability in real time, and making appointments instantly accessible online, we are reducing wait times for patients and increasing efficiency for our providers. We are also committed to quality and transparency, which is why we invite and encourage our patients to rate our providers.”
How online scheduling works
To use the service, patients visit www.atlanticaredoctors.com or use the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to:
The AtlantiCare Access Center Team continues to assist people in finding providers and scheduling appointments via phone at 1-888-569-1000 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Team members respond to requests as quickly as possible, normally within the first 24 hours. Patients can also choose to book appointments in the office or by calling the office directly.
About AtlantiCare Physician Group
AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) includes 20 Primary Care Plus practices; specialty care practices including Cardiology, Endocrinology, Surgical Services (general, bariatric, colorectal, thoracic and vascular), Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Rheumatology; nine (10th is scheduled to open by early 2016) Urgent Care centers, all of which are open nights and weekends, some of which are open holidays; as well as affiliated (non-owned) primary and specialty care practices. APG practices and/or affiliated practices provide care in 38 locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, and southern Ocean counties.
All APG Primary Care Plus, Specialty Care and Urgent Care centers use ZocDoc. Some APG affiliated primary and specialty care practices use it.
ZocDoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use ZocDoc to find in-network neighborhood providers, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive check-ups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, ZocDoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible, seamless, and simple experience patients expect and deserve. ZocDoc is free for patients and available across the United States via ZocDoc.com or the ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android.
AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.