Dr. Bob Hitchock oversees a national network of medical and mental health physicians and advanced practice practitioners that serve hundreds of thousands of students at TimelyMD partner institutions. An actively practicing emergency physician with over 25 years’ experience, and several years of telemedicine clinical and leadership experience, Dr. Hitchcock is driven by a passion for outstanding healthcare delivery. He believes that the intersection of technology and healthcare delivery is rich with opportunity to positively influence health outcomes, improve patient access to acute, chronic and preventative care and reduce the cost of healthcare. For over a decade, as a senior executive with a healthcare IT company, he led strategies for business and product development that promoted improved financial, operational and clinical outcomes for hospitals, providers, and the patients they serve. Dr. Hitchcock actively participates with state and national professional organizations to advance the practice of medicine. He received his M.D. from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine and a B.A. from SUNY Oswego. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, N.Y. Dr. Hitchcock is based at TimelyMD’s Fort Worth headquarters.
Due in part to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, the telehealth industry has grown exponentially this year. A recent report indicates that between May 2019