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DMH Medical Group Introduces E-visits


Online Doctor Visits are a Convenient Option for the Treatment of Minor Symptoms

Decatur, Ill. – DMH Medical Group has introduced DMH e-visits, online doctor “visits” that are a convenient option for the treatment of minor symptoms such as coughs and colds.

DMH e-visits are conducted online. Patients complete an online questionnaire about their symptoms, and a DMH provider responds to address their medical issue.

DMH e-visits is ideal for the evaluation of a wide range of non-critical symptoms such as colds and coughs, sore throat, allergy and sinus symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchitis, rashes, hives, poison ivy, bladder infections, yeast infections, dizziness, pink eye, cold sores and earaches.

Each DMH e-visit costs $35, which is charged to the patient’s credit card or debit card via a secure online payment system.

“Decatur Memorial Hospital is pleased to add DMH e-visits to the wide range of high-quality health services we offer to the community,” said Ken Smithmier, President and CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “DMH already offers patients convenient access to health services through our Express Care and Clinic at Wal-Mart locations. Now with DMH e-visits, patients have yet another convenient option for the treatment of minor symptoms.”

DMH e-visits are available to both primary care patients of the DMH Medical Group and to patients who do not have a DMH Medical Group primary care physician. Patients of DMH Medical Group primary care physicians may sign-up for DMH e-visits through their physician’s office.

Patients who do not have a DMH Medical Group primary care physician must schedule an appointment with a provider at any DMH Express Care  location. During this appointment, the patient will meet with an Express Care or Clinic at Walmart provider to obtain medical information and set-up a DMH e-visits account. A $35 fee is charged for this initial appointment.

DMH currently operates four Express Care and two Clinic at Walmart facilities in Decatur. DMH Express Care facilities are: Express Care North, 3131 N. Water St.; Express Care West, Fairview Plaza, 1663 W. King St.; Express Care East, 4455 U.S. Route 36 East; and Express Care Corporate Health, 2120 N. 27th St. More information on DMH e-visits is available at

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH is a 280-bed facility with nearly 2,500 dedicated employees and 300 physicians. DMH encompasses 12 state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence which focus on proven quality healthcare. In 2011, DMH was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. For more information, call 217-876-2850.