About Discovery Health MD

As emergency physicians, we understand the confusion and chaos that can ensue when medical risk is not proactively managed. This is especially challenging and unsettling when working in remote environments. We strive to keep your mariners and employees healthy, safe and productive throughout their careers while assisting your company in reducing direct and indirect medical costs and liability exposure.

Through decades of experience providing medical support to vessels at sea, and consulting as an expert in maritime claims, it became apparent to our co-founders that a new approach to medical support at sea was urgently needed.

After being approached by multiple vessel operators requesting our expertise, we founded Discovery Health MD in October 2016. We began providing services in January 2017.

Our Vision

Founded by Drs. Ray and Ann Jarris in Seattle, Discovery Health MD was created on the principle of immediate access to expert medical advice and logistics for remote workers. Building on Dr. Ray’s decades of experience in the commercial maritime industry as the founder of Maritime Health Services and Global Medical Services, and Dr. Ann’s extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, Occupational Health, remote medicine and telemedicine, Discovery Health MD is changing the paradigm for delivering care in remote environments.

Our comprehensive solution encompasses: preventive services including fitness for duty evaluations, medical chest design and designated on-board medical representative training; acute event services with our 24/7 physician advisory service (SeaDoc®) and medevac or diversion coordination; and post-event services including physician and nurse case management, physician consultation for complex cases, and bill review.

Photographed by Co-Founder Dr. Ray Jarris