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October 22, 2021
Now Accepting SilverSummit Healthplan

Did you know that My Virtual Physician is now accepting SilverSummit Health Insurance? That is great news for residents of Nevada’s Clark and Washoe counties. Members can now book an online doctor appointment with no out-of-pocket expense.

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October 7, 2021
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast Cancer screening typically occurs as a part of routine preventative care. Individuals do not have to have any signs or symptoms to have a screening performed by their doctor. Manual exams, ultrasound, thermography, and mammography are a few ways patients are screened for abnormalities. A doctor can explain screening options and when it is time to consider certain tests. 

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October 2, 2021
Now In-Network: Anthem Nevada

My Virtual Physician has great news to share. Nevada’s favorite telemedicine provider is now in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Nevada residents looking for an online doctor may be able to book a telemedicine appointment with little to no out-of-pocket expense. 

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September 26, 2021
The Value of Telemedicine in Gynecology

Telemedicine is a great choice for women with gynecologic concerns. The My Virtual Physician founder, Dr. Howard, recently joined a call to explain how virtual gynecology can address many women's health concerns.

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September 17, 2021
Filling the Need For OB/GYN Services in Georgia

Georgia has been greatly affected by the healthcare shortage. The need for medical care, specifically women’s healthcare, has dramatically increased over the past decade. Quality Obstetrical and Gynecological (OB/GYN) services can be hard to come by. Fortunately, My Virtual Physician (MVP) has been able to fill the need for some. 

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September 15, 2021
Now In-Network: MVP x Prominence Health

My Virtual Physician (MVP) is excited to announce a new partnership with Prominence Health Plan. Prominence is a respected plan provider that offers a broad network of hospital and healthcare services to its members. Together, MVP and Prominence are serving more individuals with the high quality online healthcare services they need. 

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August 30, 2021
OB/GYN Physician Shortage in Las Vegas

Factors such as physician burnout, population growth, and competition from other parts of the country have created a shortage of OB/GYNs in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result, some may have difficulty finding the perfect provider to care for their reproductive health. 

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August 27, 2021
Sick Child? Talk to a Virtual Pediatrician

How much fun is dragging a sick child out of the house, trekking to your pediatrician’s office  and waiting to be seen? Probably not on many parents’ top 10 list of family activities. While there is certainly no replacement for a physician’s physical exam, telehealth can be an  important supplement toward attaining the best care for […]

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August 24, 2021
The Importance of Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, just behind prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. Lung cancer also happens to be the most lethal cancer, accounting for approximately 25% of all cancer deaths. Each year, more men die of lung cancer than from colorectal, prostate, and pancreatic […]

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August 17, 2021
Should You Get An A1C Test?

A glycated hemoglobin, or hemoglobin A1C, test (HbA1c) is one screening test that checks blood sugar levels. A1c screening is recommended for certain populations, including overweight adults and those with other risk factors. 

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August 10, 2021
Colon Cancer Screening With an Online Doctor

In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer, after breast and lung cancer.  CRC almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths in the colon or rectum). Screening tests can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests can also find CRC […]

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August 10, 2021
The Importance of STD Screening with a Virtual Doctor

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very  common, with around 25 million new diagnoses made yearly in the United States. Young  people, ages 15-24 years of age, appear to be the most prevalent group to acquire and spread  STDs, accounting for about half of newly diagnosed cases in 2018 per […]

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