Your Personal Doctor, Online

Just for runners. No co-pays. No surprise bills. Aligned with your life and focused on your goals.

Get Affordable, Personalized Care from a Fellow Runner

We are proud to introduce a completely new approach to medical care.

We’ll partner you, online, with a primary care doctor who really gets to know you, listens to you, and has time for you. And not just any doctor. A doctor that is a runner just like you and who understands the things that are important to both casual runners and advanced runners. Things like your training plan, nutrition, shoes, running form, and common injuries.

Dr. Josh is now accepting a limited number of patients. You’ll get the dedicated personal attention of a doctor who is expert in serving runners. Securely text your doctor for a quick answer. Appointments over phone and video chat.  True preventative care tailored to your medical needs and lifestyle.

Let’s do this – reserve your spot now!

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How it Works

1) Reserve Your Spot 

Provide your info and put your credit card on file. When we’re ready to take you on as a patient, we’ll let you know. Your credit card won’t be charged until after you’ve had your first online appointment with us.

2) Have Your First Appointment

We’ll spend about an hour talking via two-way video chat.  We’ll carefully review all of your medical history, family history, and more. You’ll share and discuss all of your medical questions and concerns. You’ll go into detail about your diet, exercise, sleep, work, and the other important parts of your life. Our aim will be to really get to know you, like a doctor friend. Together we’ll develop a plan to monitor and manage your health, including, if appropriate, using connected devices (weight scales, blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar) and apps (Runkeeper, Strava, Garmin Connect, MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, and more).


3) Have a Doctor “At-Hand” Who Really Knows You

Text your SteadyMD doctor anytime with any medical question or concern. Schedule a phone call or video chat.  They’ll instantly receive the health data that you share with them, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, diet, running stats, and other output from connected devices and apps that you may use.  If you have a medical issue, they will be there to talk with you, assess the situation, listen to your concerns, and oversee and monitor your care.  If needed, they will help you find the right specialist in your area, brief that specialist on your situation, set you up with an appointment, and review the results with you.

4) All Your Records and Activity in One Place, Online

We will also retrieve your health records from past doctors and hospitals (with your permission, of course).

True Preventative Care.
Not Only For a Quick Fix.

Your SteadyMD doctor has the time to tackle complex issues, chronic issues, and behavior change.

Tailored to Your
Medical Needs

Expert monitoring for high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, and other chronic issues.

Tailored to Your

Specialized care for your diet, exercise, sleep, and more. The things that matter most to you.

Like most runners, I have injuries that pop up from time to time, but I also have a full-time job and a busy life. I love the idea of being treated by a doctor who not only can see me remotely, wherever in the world I may be, but who also has the expertise to assess and treat injuries specific to my sport.

Jeremy Scanlan

Jeremy Scanlan
2:52 Marathoner and Ultra Runner

This is the future. A cutting-edge method of providing virtual healthcare for runners.

Dave Mackey

Dave Mackey
Champion Ultra Runner & Physician Assistant

Common Questions

What is SteadyMD?

SteadyMD offers personalized Primary Care, online. Partnering you with a doctor who really gets to know you, listens to you, and has time for you. Call, text or video chat any time with a doctor who is a fellow cyclist, runner or triathlete and is focused on helping you achieve your goals.

Why Are We Doing This?

To provide better care for our patients.

Our healthcare system is broken. The typical primary care doctor has between 2,000 and 5,000 patients. Seriously. That’s not a typo. The average patient visit? 15 minutes. You find a doctor, make an appointment (sometimes several weeks out), drive to the doctor’s office, wait in the waiting room, wait in the exam room, finally see the doctor, have a short visit, leave, drive home. Hope that you’re billed fairly / correctly.

The moment the doctor sees you is the first moment he thinks about you.  And the moment you leave he stops thinking about you. Why? He needs to see about 30 patients per day to meet his quota / make a decent living.

And what if you have a follow-up question? What if you forgot to ask something? What if something happens a few days later?

We’re proud to be pioneering this completely new model of primary care.  With modern technology, we can focus on a limited number of patients, anywhere in the world, and provide really great care. We can be your health partner for the long-term, in the same way that you might have an accountant or financial advisor.

We’re starting this with Dr. Josh. Next, we hope to expand this across the country with the participation of many other doctors who are also passionate runners.  We think we can realistically improve healthcare in this country in a way that is actually achievable today without massive healthcare reform. An improvement that would provide better care for most Americans: online anytime with the same doctor, in-person when you need it (via the current system of 15 minute appointments with a doctor that doesn’t know you, wasted time in waiting room, little follow up, frustration with health insurance).

Who Is Dr. Josh Emdur?

I am a board-certified Family Medicine physician (practicing for over 10 years) and 2:53 marathoner with a passion for providing personal, high value medical care that embraces the use of technology.

My friends and family have texted me their medical questions on a daily basis for years (despite having their own respective doctors). It is this concept that gave me the idea to start a virtual primary care practice. Now with SteadyMD everyone can benefit from a having a doctor that really knows them, understands their lifestyle, goals, and passions at their fingertips.

I live in Boulder, Colorado, and when I am not doctoring I can be found outside with my wife, two sons, and two dogs. I am an avid trail runner, mountaineer, backcountry skier, and photographer. I look forward to partnering with you in an effort to improve your health and performance.

How Much Does This Cost?

SteadyMD is $99 per month for a twelve-month membership. There are no additional fees or co-pays.

You may cancel anytime within the first month and you will only be billed for that one month.

This gives you the opportunity to have your first appointment with your SteadyMD doctor, get comfortable with them, and ensure that they are a good fit for you.

All memberships include unlimited text messaging, same-day phone call appointments, and same-day video chat appointments.

Why An Annual Membership?

The annual membership allows our doctors to serve a limited number of patients and have significantly more time to dedicate to each patient. Our doctors have more time to think about you and develop a personal relationship with you.

Will My Health Insurance Pay The Membership Fee?

No. Insurance companies don’t yet reimburse for this type of service. Plus, we really like the idea of having a more direct economic relationship between you, the patient, and us, the doctors, without all of the typical complications.

Does This Replace My Health Insurance?

No. You’ll still want to keep your health insurance (for seeing specialists, for catastrophic events, for labs, etc.). We may refer you, if needed, to get lab tests done or to a specialist in your area to be seen in-person. You would want to run that visit through your insurance.

Some patients may choose to downgrade their health insurance plan (e.g. from Blue Shield Gold to Silver) and augment their plan with this service. In many cases, you can save money and (in our opinion) get better care.

How Does This Compare to Other Concierge Doctor Services?

Most traditional concierge doctors charge between $2,000 and $5,000 per year and are setup to see patients in-person at their office. Our service is much more affordable and we are fully-geared to efficiently communicate with you regularly via phone, text, and video chat. Also, we can continuously monitor your diet, exercise, and vital body measurements. And, of course, we can take patients anywhere in the country!

Is This Safe and Private?

Yes. The entire SteadyMD system is secure and HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to ensure that communication between you and your SteadyMD doctor remains a private matter between the two of you. Your information is stored on secure servers and we take every measure to ensure your privacy and the safety of your data.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Within the first 30 days, if you decide that the service is not for you, you may cancel your annual membership. You will only be charged for one month.

I Have Other Questions!

Great – please ask them below. We’ll respond to you ASAP.