How Virtual Primary Care Effectively Manages Chronic Disease

  • October 08, 2020
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Online

Chronic disease is on the rise nationally, presenting health care payers with the challenge of covering costly, long-term care for patients with chronic conditions. Consumers have also shown strong preference for integrated, personalized tech-enabled health care access, even prior to the current public health emergency. Health insurance providers must focus their member population benefit offerings to meet this increased demand for telehealth and remain competitive in serving patients with chronic disease.

We’ll examine how virtual primary care can be used to effectively treat the most expensive chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and behavioral health conditions like depression and anxiety.

Attendees will learn about:

  • How virtual primary care improves chronic disease outcomes
  • The most expensive chronic diseases for health insurance providers
  • How virtual primary care reduces costs for chronic disease management
  • Insights around consumer preference for remote access to care for chronic disease management
  • Ways health insurance providers can meet patient demand for virtual primary care and provide members with technology for remote disease management


Ian Tong, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Doctor on Demand

Ian Tong, MD is Chief Medical Officer of Doctor On Demand. He has spent his entire career working hard to improve access to high quality care and has continued this work at Doctor On Demand.

Ian is Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University Medical School. Prior to joining Doctor On Demand, he has had multiple medical leadership roles including former Stanford Internal Medicine Chief Resident; Founder and Medical Director of The Health Resource Initiative for Veterans Everywhere (THRIVE) which was honored, in 2008, with the VA Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans; Co-Medical Director of the Arbor Free Clinic and most recently as Medical Director of Doctor On Demand.

Ian is a National Collegiate Champion in Rugby at the University of California at Berkeley and was named to the All American Team in 1994. He graduated with a BA in English. He earned a medical degree from The University of Chicago – Pritzker and completed residency and Chief residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Ian lives in East Palo Alto with his wife and three children. He is most proud of the relationships he has built working alongside his family, friends, teammates, students and colleagues to positively impact the lives of others.