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The RubiconMD national panel

140+ specialties

and sub-specialties

4.93/5 rated

by primary care clinicians

Top-tier trained

at renowned academic institutions, hospitals, & organizations

<2.5 hours

average turnaround time for specialist insights using the eConsult platform

Why join our team?

Accessible, equitable care Join us in empowering primary care to include access to virtual specialists who provide high-quality care to patients across the country who face access issues.
Solving for clinician shortages With the state of healthcare provider burnout and turnover at an all-time high, clinician shortages are a major challenge for rural areas. eConsults offer a way to connect patients to specialists, regardless of where they are geographically located.
Additional income Responding to an eConsult takes less than 10 minutes on average, while providing supplemental income.
Clinician-supportive environment Responding to an eConsult is similar to providing a curbside consultation to a colleague or friend. On our platform, specialists are able to mimic this with PCPs across the country.
Diverse patient populations Our specialists provide guidance on a wide range of cases across patient populations that they may not have access to in their own clinical practice, which promotes more accessible care, continuous learning, and support for equitable care.
Flexibility Many of our specialists continue to practice full-time in a variety of clinical settings. A RubiconMD specialist can answer eConsults from anywhere with a mobile device or a desktop browser.
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Answering RubiconMD eConsults is my favorite part of the day. The patient gets the reassurance that more than one set of eyes is on their case, and the benefit of getting additional expertise without the hassle of another visit, travel, or added expense.

Justin Moore, MD, Endocrinologist, RubiconMD Specialist Panel

How RMD specialists respond to eConsults

Step 1

PCP submits an eConsult for their patient

  • Ask a question to gain insight on care plan
  • Interpret a lab result
  • Create interim care plan for patient with access issues
  • Ensure a high-quality referral with appropriate workups
PCP submits an eConsult for their patient
  • Ask a question to gain insight on care plan
  • Interpret a lab result
  • Create interim care plan for patient with access issues
  • Ensure a high-quality referral with appropriate workups

Step 2

Specialist reviews eConsult & responds (~10-20 minutes)

  • Evidence-based, current treatment options
  • Interim care guidance
  • Medication options
  • Needed guidance for a specialist referral
Specialist reviews eConsult & responds (~10-20 minutes)
  • Evidence-based, current treatment options
  • Interim care guidance
  • Medication options
  • Needed guidance for a specialist referral

Step 3

PCP provides the patient with a higher quality care plan

  • About 70% of the time, this removes the need for referral or services
  • If the recommendation is an in-person specialist visit, this often improves the quality of the referral.
PCP provides the patient with a higher quality care plan
  • About 70% of the time, this removes the need for referral or services
  • If the recommendation is an in-person specialist visit, this often improves the quality of the referral.

To see actual eConsult interactions, visit our case library.

eConsults are so valuable because they reach even the most remote patients. Patients sometimes put off receiving treatment since there aren’t enough dermatologists in some parts of the US, but thanks to eConsults, those patients can receive virtual specialty care more conveniently while saving money and time.

Anna Chacon, MD, Dermatologist, RubiconMD Specialist

Ways to get involved: General Specialist Panel

We offer opportunities for specialists to join our panel at various levels of commitment based on their experience, interest in virtual care, and availability.

Virtual Specialist

Limited time commitment

  • Support eConsults on an ad-hoc basis.
  • The volume of eConsults is dependent on inbound requests for your specialty and your availability.

Virtual Educator

Moderate time commitment

Support eConsults weekly, plus 1-2 quarterly education engagements in the form of blog or CME webinar.

Virtual Care Ambassador

Moderate+ time commitment

Support eConsults weekly, plus 1-2 monthly education engagements in the form of blog, CME webinars, white papers, panel presentations, networking events, or case reviews.

Specialists are paid per consult on a monthly basis. Specialists who assist with additional off-platform education receive additional pay for their time.

Interested in joining the team?

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Specialist Panel FAQ

What is the commitment required of a RubiconMD Specialist? On average specialists are assigned 1-2 consults a day and spend 6-10 minutes sending a response. This number will vary depending on the volume in your specialty and primary care clinician submissions.
What is the process of responding to an eConsult? Once a primary care clinician submits their eConsult, our algorithm assigns it to a specialist. The assigned specialist will have a predetermined window of time to review, then accept or decline the case. Upon accepting a case, the specialist can respond on a mobile or desktop browser.
What is the liability and malpractice coverage for specialists?

The primary care provider (PCP) retains sole responsibility for the patient’s care and all decision-making regarding the patient’s treatment. As such, they are expected to exercise independent medical judgment to decide what to do with the information provided by our specialists.

All contracted specialists are covered under RubiconMD’s malpractice policy and are not required to purchase additional insurance to respond to eConsults. Make an impact with us! Join our team here.

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What is the compensation for a RubiconMD Specialist? Specialists are paid per consult on a monthly basis. All specialists are 1099 contractors; therefore, it is up to the specialist to decide how much or how little they would like to answer consults, to meet their financial goals. The number of consults assigned is dependent upon submission volume by clients.
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