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An app for your doctor’s appointment

Zafar Anjum | Aug. 3, 2012
DocDoc launches first-ever Asia-wide real-time doctor appointment portal, starting with Singapore

A new app is being launched in the healthcare sector that can help Singaporeans look for doctors and make appointments with them with great ease.

This new and online real-time healthcare Web and mobile application, DocDoc, is coming to Singapore soon. After Singapore, the app will be launched in South Korea and across the rest of Asia over next few months, said the people behind the app in a statement on 1 August.

DocDoc is a one-stop solution for patients who can now view exact time slots doctors have available so they can find the best timely care. Patients can easily log in to the multi-device application and find the doctor they want to see, sorted by location, specialty and available appointment slots. Patients can then choose a slot that suits best with a simple click. SMS and e-mail confirmations will then be sent, firming up the booking - easily and without hassle.

DocDoc has been launched with more than 11,000 doctors in its database, covering dentists, dermatologists, obstetrics and gynaecology, cardiologists, urologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons and many more.

For credibility purposes, the app incorporates patients' reviews of doctors, enabling patients to comprehensively screen doctors before deciding who they want to consult.

According to the app makers, the app can send SMS and e-mail reminders to patients so that they do not need to worry about missing their appointments.

The app will be available on the Apple and Android platforms by mid-August. This a free app.

DocDoc is a locally developed app, conceptualised and developed by experts who have more than 100 years of combined experience in healthcare and IT industry. It is the brainchild of cofounders Grace Park and Hadi El Solh. DocDoc’s innovative real-time appointment application is backed by distinguished business investors and leaders from Singapore and beyond, including business luminary Koh Boon Hwee, renowned venture capitalist David McClur Fund supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister' Office of Singapore.

 

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