Dr Earl Maes founded The Medical Consultant because he knows the vital role that a radiologist plays in diagnosing a patients disease. Over the last several decades there has developed a gap between patients and their radiologist. He wants to bring the two back together so that patients have the chance to not only be more confident in their diagnosis but also asks questions from the radiologist making their diagnosis. Accurate and detailed radiology reports and diagnosis should be the standard that radiologists provide yo all of their patients.
He brings 20 years of experience involving clinical medicine, radiology, and business leadership. Over his years of medical practice, he has seen the value and added benefit that a second opinion brings to patients care in both confirming a diagnosis but also in oftentimes giving patients peace of mind over their diagnosis. Patients can then take ownership of the decisions and treatment plans that they and their doctors make.
After graduating from his radiology residency at the University of Iowa, he then went on to complete a fellowship in Musculoskeletal imaging. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Dr Maes founded Emergence Teleradiology 11 years ago and was instrumental in its year after year growth. Over that same time, he has developed and sold several other companies both in and out of the health care arena after their substantial growth.
However, it has always been Dr Maes desire to affect patient care in a positive way that has always drawn him back to healthcare services. The Medical Consultant was launched in 2020 and will provide patients with expert radiologist speciality second opinions and consultations. All patients at some point will question their diagnosis and as health care providers we should not be insulted by that fact. Once a patient embraces the confirmation of a diagnosis it will greatly improve the probability that they will follow through with the treatment for their diagnosis.