Eagle TeleSpecialist, Dr. Richard Prokesch, Assumes Infectious Disease Medical Director Role
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 11, 2021) — Today Eagle Telemedicine announces the appointment of Dr. Richard Prokesch as Infectious Disease Medical Director.
“Dr. Prokesch has served for three years as an infectious disease TeleHospitalist at Eagle, showing his commitment to providing expert patient care and mentoring new TeleSpecialists,” said Dr. Talbot “Mac” McCormick, Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Telemedicine. “In this new role, he will provide leadership in guiding our infectious disease programs as we seek to better serve Eagle Telemedicine clients, their patients, and communities.”
Dr. Prokesch joined Eagle in 2018 as an infectious disease telemedicine provider, where he has experienced first-hand the tremendous need among small hospitals needing this specialty. His role as Medical Director for infectious disease will allow Eagle to work more closely with administrators and medical directors using infectious disease telemedicine services.
In his new role, Dr. Prokesch will provide oversight of Eagle’s infectious disease program, including specialists providing telemedicine services. He will also consult with hospital administrators and medical directors on using telemedicine, specifically Infectious Disease.
In addition, Dr. Prokesch will assist in Eagle’s recruitment and interview process of infectious disease specialists. This includes providing orientation and training of new telemedicine specialists. He will also develop guidelines for Eagle’s infectious disease specialists to ensure consistent and high-quality patient care.
In addition, Dr. Prokesch will continue his work as an Eagle TeleSpecialist serving hospitals in rural Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.