(Rockledge, FL) - Doctors’ Day is on Saturday, March 30 and many around the nation will pause to honor the contributions physicians make. While the U.S. is facing a shortage of primary care doctors, Steward Medical Group has introduced online appointment booking to help make the access to primary care as easy as possible for patients.
Steward Medical Group has partnered with Tennessee-based InQuicker to provide a convenient approach to scheduling doctors’ appointments for patients. Making an appointment is simple and secure: Patients can go to and select the “Make an Appointment” button. A list of physicians nearest to the patient will present on the website and patients can then book a date and time with their selected doctor. The patient will then receive a confirmation email with the time, date, and location of their appointment.
“Innovation is one of the hallmarks of Steward and we are committed to continually finding new ways for patients to have access to primary care doctors,” said Sanjay Shetty, MD, president of Steward Medical Group. “As we celebrate Doctor’s Day, it’s important to recognize the role our primary care physicians play in helping our patients enjoy their best health and highest quality of life.”
A report issued last year by the Association of American Medical Colleges estimates a projected shortfall of 14,800 to 49,300 primary care physicians by 2030. Given those estimates, access to care is critical and Steward Medical Group has incorporated technology to ensure patients can make the appointments they need, at their convenience.
Booking a primary care appointment online is available throughout Brevard County. Primary care physicians affiliated with Melbourne Regional Medical Center and Rockledge Regional Medical Center who offer online booking include: Angela Aboutanos, MD; Andrew Atkinson, MD; Kristine Everding, MD; Mark Psarakis, MD; Effie Samitas, MD; David Shapiro, MD; Glenn Slomin, DO; Raj Vellody, MD and Gregory Waser, MD in Melbourne and Maile Kane, DO in Satellite Beach. In the Viera area Frances Dilley, MD; Merritt Island: David Bhola, DO and John Knappman, MD; Cocoa: Alessandro Acosta, MD; Mark Pinkowski, MD; Raymond Baez, MD and Hany Guirgus, MD.