SOURCE: AskTheDoctor.com

March 08, 2016 13:57 ET

Ask The Doctor Signs 100th Employer Customer

Many Canadians Now Have Access to Virtual Doctor Visits Through the ATD Works Platform

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 08, 2016) - Ask The Doctor, the rapidly growing Canadian start-up, announced today that it has signed its 100th employer customer to its ATD Works platform in the province of Ontario. With ATD Works, employees can immediately access a local physician through email, SMS, phone or video chat using the ATD app. The company which has over 1 million global users will continue to expand its presence in Canada with plans of launching ATD Works in other Canadian provinces later this year.

"Ask The Doctor allows us to provide our employees immediate access to some of the best local physicians instantly. This means less visits to the emergency room, quicker treatment of routine illnesses, and reduced absenteeism, all of which help the Ontario government and companies save hundreds of millions of dollars," said Ryan Murphy, Director of Benefits, Delta Group.

"The demand for this service has been incredible," said Prakash Chand, co-founder and CEO of Ask The Doctor. "Canadian employers are turning to ATD Works to help their employees receive the highest quality care and we are proud to be the first and only company in Canada offering this service. We have already received feedback from many users telling us how much they love the service and how grateful they are to get an opinion or help from a local based physician 24/7."

Ask The Doctor is continuing to expand its customer base but realizes they must have more physicians come on board especially with the high volume of patients wanting to use the service. "We will be hosting regular events across the province for local physicians," says Dr. Michael Warner, MD, FRCPC, MBA - Chief Medical Officer Ask The Doctor Canada. "The goal of these events will be to inform Ontario Doctors of the changing healthcare landscape and to inform them of new sources of revenue amongst all the cutbacks made by Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal government."

Physicians in Toronto wanting to learn more about Ask The Doctor can sign up for a free information dinner on March 14, 2016 by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-the-doctor-information-dinner-for-toronto-physicians-tickets-22511120367

Ontario employers looking to offer ATD Works to their employees can visit http://www.askthedoctor.com/employers

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 of their choice by email, sms, phone or video chat. Founded in 1996, the service is now available in every country in the world 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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