Dr. Lowry is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He did his residency training at UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital, and during his training he also spent considerable time working at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He graduated from residency in 2007 and has spent the past 12+ years working as an Emergency Medicine Physician in a variety of Emergency Departments in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dr. Lowry’s most recent role was at Medical City Frisco, a facility with a large pediatric population. At Medical City Frisco, Dr. Lowry was recognized as having the best Patient Satisfaction scores amongst his ER colleagues.
Over the years despite having tremendous pride in his role in the Emergency Department Dr. Lowry chose to create his own practice model. He spent considerable time contemplating what it would look like and how it might be preferable—and more affordable—to patients. All of this solidified when his own daughter was sick and missed school for a week.
On Eva’s first day back to preschool her teacher called and told him she was still coughing quite a bit. “I told her I didn’t think she was contagious, but she needed a few breathing treatments while she was home. So I went to her school stethoscope in hand, planning to bring her home for a treatment if need be”. Fortunately she was able to finish her school day and did not need any breathing treatments to be administered. But this was a life (and career) changing moment. “I thought to myself, this could be a tremendous value to busy parents. And why is no one else offering this?” He emphasizes that while his inspiration for starting this practice model was based on his daughter and pediatric patients, he is trained and experienced in taking care of patients of all ages.
A few weeks later Urgent HomeMD was getting off the ground. Early on the concept was mostly for In Home Urgent Care. Dr. Lowry’s motto was, “if you are not feeling well go home and get comfortable, and we will come to you”. The concept involved home visits replacing sitting in a waiting room full of other patients who may be contagious. And what more comfortable environment to be evaluated than your own home?
His early plans were—for the short term—-impacted by Coronavirus. In short time he added telemedicine services for his patients, which are now available state-wide. “I didn’t anticipate being a telemedicine company when we started just a few months ago. But I have quickly discovered, in the age of COVID-19, this is the reality of medicine today. Additionally I would say I find patients are very receptive of this unique model and I am able to comfortably manage more issues remotely than I would have anticipated.”
He believes that once Coronavirus is less prevalent the In Home model will be emphasized yet again. “I see a tremendous value in offering in home care once COVID-19 concerns are addressed. And yet the current crisis has expanded our services in a way that I believe will benefit patients long term and be a cost-effective option”.
In the future he anticipates a model where telemedicine will be the initial evaluation, followed by In Home Evaluation if need be, and escalating from there to inpatient/Emergency Department when necessary. “This to me seems to be a cost effective and sensible model that will be embraced moving forward. And we intend to be on the leading edge.”
Dr. Lowry has been taking calls state wide since the onset of Coronavirus, staying on top of trends state wide as the situation evolves, and he has found this practice model to be rewarding and challenging at the same time. “My practice model may be new but I am experienced, as well as any other physician working with Urgent HomeMD. We are ready and prepared to adapt and meet any and every challenge moving forward.”
Dr. Lowry welcomes communication from potential patients who may have questions about Urgent HomeMD and the services offered. He emphasizes the fact that he still works clinically himself and may be your treating physician if you request evaluation. Should you have any questions feel free to email Dr. Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org or text (214) 766-6688.