Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist Joins Access Physicians Telemedicine Group
Sept. 22, 2020 (Dallas, Texas) – Access Physicians, one of the nation’s largest physician-owned, high-acuity telemedicine groups, is pleased to announce that Binh-Minh “Jade” Le, M.D. will lead its infectious disease telemedicine program.
Dr. Le is board-certified in infectious disease and is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon where she helped with the Ebola outbreak and vaccination campaigns for people in remote villages.
“I am delighted and honored to join Access Physicians,” said Le. “I share their commitment to innovation and to ensuring that every patient, no matter where he or she lives, has access to the highest level of specialty care for their condition or need. I look forward to bringing our infectious disease services to more hospitals and communities through the power of telemedicine.”
With an Access Physicians tele-infectious disease program, hospitals’ clinical teams have access almost immediately to board-certified infectious disease specialists to diagnose, treat and manage patients with difficult, unusual, or complicated bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections, such as meningitis, sepsis, complicated urinary tract infection, pneumonia, cellulitis and abscess, surgical site infections, osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, transplant infections, and HIV. The infectious disease specialists also deploy comprehensive antibiotic stewardship programs to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics.
“Keeping patients in their local communities with the highest level of specialty care is a guiding principle for Access Physicians,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., FACC, CEO. “Even before COVID-19, the need for infectious disease specialists exceeded most hospitals’ capacity. Specialists are needed in hospitals of all sizes to manage emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic overuse and antibiotic resistance, and increasing numbers of people with complex infections. Telemedicine makes it possible for patients in their local communities to get needed care more quickly.”
Dr. Le received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and completed her internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she was also chief resident. She completed her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Prior to joining Access Physicians, Dr. Le served as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Director at William P. Clements, Jr. University Hospital in Dallas, specializing in transplant infections. She was also a recipient of both the Internal Medicine Residency Teaching Award and twice the Infectious Diseases Fellows Teaching Award. Dr. Le also worked at North Texas-based Texas Health Resources, where she expanded the Infectious Care Clinic’s outpatient services while receiving top-rated patient satisfaction scores.
Dr. Le also serves on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Task Force for Infectious Diseases Preparedness and Response.
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Le is joining our team,” said Gallagher. “Her infectious disease expertise and passion for improving health care delivery will enable Access Physicians to further its mission of increasing access to specialty health care and strengthening hospitals’ financial resilience.”