Physician 360 Blog

Please tell us a little about yourself (name, title, field of medicine, med school attended, location, etc.)? My name is Dr. Rob Lapporte. I am a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Doctor and Co-Founder + Chief Medical Officer of Physician 360. Prior to Physician 360, I was the medical director of one of the most successful free-standing emergency rooms/urgent care centers in the Dallas metropolitan region. I am an alumnus of Rush Medical College Of Rush University in Illinois. I currently live in Texas.  Why did you choose to get into the medical field? What made you choose your particular area?…

Why choose Physician 360 healthcare services? Physician 360 doesn’t just offer a phone call with a medical professional. Telemedicine services with Physician 360 are comprehensive and include face-to-face video interactions with a board certified medical provider, can include diagnostic test kits, and are built around your trusted relationships with community pharmacists. With Physician 360 telemedicine services, patients can be fully confident about the healthcare they receive. Telemedicine companies that only provide a phone call often don't provide doctors enough information to make accurate diagnoses and provide the right treatment immediately. Our proven process ensures that every patient is given accurate…

With millions of people waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the roll-out process has been hectic and confusing in many places. State governments are currently responsible for administering the COVID-19 vaccine and each state is taking a different approach as to who can get the vaccine and when. That being said, the CDC has made some recommendations for government officials to follow. Here’s what you need to know.  The CDC recommends that the vaccine is rolled out in phases: Phase 1a: During the initial rollout phase healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities were recommended as the first to…

A sore throat doesn’t automatically mean you have COVID-19. In reality, a study completed in China found that only 14 percent of 55,000 patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 actually had a sore throat. Still, if you have a sore throat that persists for more than a day, you should get tested for COVID and strep throat both.

Physician 360 is committed to ensuring that all of our telemedicine medical providers are intelligent, accessible, empathetic and friendly so that patients get the best care possible in our proprietary virtual platform. We asked our Chief Medical Officer and co-founder, Dr. Rob Lapporte, about his expectations for the provider team and how he picks the very best to be part of the Physician 360 team. First, when looking for providers, Dr. Lapporte reviews their CVs to make sure they have a breadth of experience, and that their training is in line with the scope of our practice. During the interview…

The rapid emergence of COVID-19 has left many Amercians feeling scared and uneasy about what this means for them. The virus continues to be spread across the country, with nearly 21 million cases reported thus far and over 350,000 deaths. Senior citizens have an even higher risk than the general public of contracting a serious case of coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults over 65 years make up for 31% of cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of ICU admissions, and 80% of deaths.   Caring for a senior family member during the pandemic is more difficult than…

During these times, traveling is already stressful, and getting an appointment at an in-person testing site presents an additional challenge. Luckily, there is an alternative! You can now test yourself and your family stress-free in the comfort and safety of your own home with Physician 360’s COVID-19 home collection kits.

It’s important for parents to understand the symptoms of a childhood ear infection so that your child can get treated. Children can’t always articulate what they are feeling, so parents knowing the signs can save your child from pain and avoid partial hearing-loss from an untreated ear infection.