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Waveland NCP Texas Ventures makes investment in Dallas based Teladoc (May 2006)

DALLAS, TEXAS - Waveland NCP Texas Ventures is pleased to announce its recent investment in TelaDoc . Located in Dallas, TelaDoc is a network of licensed primary care physicians who diagnose individual medical problems via the telephone, recommend treatment and prescribe medication (when appropriate) over the telephone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Telephone medical consults is the art and science of providing standard medical assessments, treatments, care and services to patients located remotely from the treating physician. The TelaDoc membership service focuses on non-emergent (non-emergency), non-interventional primary care, in an effort to reduce unnecessary and inefficient trips to a doctor or emergency room. Telephone consults have been broadly utilized since 1997. Over 36 million Americans have been treated using this technology, and data from the University of Texas shows that over 70-75% of non-urgent primary care requests can be treated by a doctor with a telephone medical consult. TelaDoc was created to help drive down the cost of medical care and be a more convenient alternative for patients. TelaDoc answers the needs of individuals, self-insured employers, as well as small business owners who need high quality, more cost-effective medical care. Founded by physicians, it is a valuable benefit that complements current health insurance coverage or is a valuable alternative for those without health insurance. Physicians providing consults for TelaDoc members help resolve routine medical issues at a fraction of the cost of a normal visit to the urgent care facility, emergency room or the doctor's office.

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