U.S. MARITIME HEALTH CARE

COST CONTAINMENT SERVICES

SphereMD Advantages

  • Experienced Medical Staff

We are a medical practice. Our in-house medical staff of over 20 doctors, nurses, and physician’s assistants (PAs) upholds the strict ethical standards of the U.S. medical profession. In every case, start to finish, we proactively work with medical providers. We ensure appropriate care is provided and unnecessary costs are avoided.

  • No Hidden Commissions

Everyone at SphereMD upholds the U.S. medical profession’s strict ethical standards. Therefore, we’ve eliminated commissions. This enables us to provide ethical and appropriate medical care while lowering our customers’ costs.

  • Verified Medical Network

Our medical staff personally meets with the clinicians and healthcare providers in U.S. deep water ports. We identify the health care providers who meet our medical care standards and understand maritime industry requirements.

  • Total Transparency

Our customers see everything we see. All documentation, including financial and medical, is provided.

  • “I never had to ask for information, updates just came to me.”
Medical Services Coordination

One call handles it all. We focus on early intervention, quick diagnosis, timely transfers to lower acuity care (as appropriate), and consolidated billing.

Clinical Case Management

When crew require hospitalization, we manage patient cases throughout their stay to ensure cost-effective and appropriate care.

Medical Advice at Sea

Treat patients and keep ships moving. Through medical advice at sea, we can intervene early—at the first sign of trouble—and improve patient outcomes.

Medical Locker

We can inspect and certify medical lockers to ensure they are up-to-date and fully compliant. We can refill medications, restock supplies, get rid of expired medications, and make sure your locker is in compliance with the World Health Organization.

Crew Training Videos and Programs

Efficient and effective training. Our customized health, safety, and security training materials efficiently and effectively inform crews from diverse backgrounds. Our videos and programs cover a spectrum of topics, from mental health concerns to hazard and security assessments.

Global repatriation assistance

Seamless transfer of crew to home country and generally faster discharge from US hospitals through communication between US and foreign care providers.

Medical Billing / Bill Review

Reliable and prompt billing. We promptly process hospital bills, negotiate discounts on your behalf, and consolidate bills into an easy-to-understand format.

Data Management

We offer a robust, customizable data management system focused on crew medical, dental, and health status.

Provided services for:

Japan