SOURCE: Ask The Doctor

Ask The Doctor

March 11, 2016 12:19 ET

Ask The Doctor, the Platform Co-Founded by 11 Year NFL Veteran Israel Idonije, Brings Uber-Like On-Demand Doctor House Calls to All of Toronto

Through Its ATD Works for Employers Platform, Users Can Now Request an In-Home Visit From Local Toronto Physicians

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 11, 2016) - Seeing a doctor in-person is about to get much easier for the 6.1 million residents of Toronto, Canada. Ask The Doctor, the platform that connects patients to doctors virtually via email, sms, phone or video chat has added a new platform where you can request an in-home visit from one of their available doctors.

"We wanted to add a platform where there was an in-person interaction between our physicians and patients. Our virtual platforms are incredible for advice but sometimes you need physical contact with a physician," said Israel Idonije, 11 year NFL veteran and co-founder, Ask The Doctor.

"Going to the doctor has become more of a hassle than a necessity for many, as wait times, work obligations and busy lifestyles take over people's willingness to seek out much needed healthcare," said Dr. Michael Warner, Chief Medical Officer, Ask The Doctor. "The team at Ask The Doctor understands this reality, and our platform was designed to make healthcare more easily accessible for everyone."

On-demand apps across all industries are surging in popularity. Consumers are continually seeking out immediate and convenient services while providers are looking at easier and quicker ways to make money. 

Ask The Doctor has worked very closely with a few former employees from on-demand leaders Uber and Ola Cabs to refine their in-home visit platform. 

"We have the best routing algorithms to get physicians from home to home with limited travel time so they can maximize their earnings," says Prakash Chand, CEO, Ask The Doctor. "For the patients, the app is so seamless that it takes just 3 clicks in under 30 seconds to request a physician to your doorstep."

Ask The Doctors In-Home Visit platform is currently available only through its ATD Works for Employers App in Toronto. Board Certified Toronto Physicians are available seven days a week any time from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., for anything a patient might require during a traditional office visit. Ask The Doctor plans to expand its In-Home visit service to other major North American markets such as Chicago, New York and San Francisco in the next 6 months.

About Ask The Doctor

Ask The Doctor is the worlds first and largest medical question and answer platform with over 1 million+ users and 10,000+ registered doctors. Users ask a doctor personalized medical questions and connect with a general physician or specialist virtually by their choice of email, sms, phone or video chat. Users can also now request a same day in-home visit from a local physician. Founded in 1996, the service has users in every country in the world (except North Korea and Western Sahara) and is open 24/7. Ask The Doctor is an official research partner for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information or media inquiries, email questions@askthedoctor.com.

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