HealthTap Launches Nationwide Digital Health Marketplace, Providing 24/7 Fast, Affordable Access to Your Doctor and Doctors in 105 Specialties
OCTOBER 22, 2014 – HealthTap+, the company reinventing healthcare by connecting millions of people everywhere to the most trusted health information and doctors through its end-to-end Virtual Care platform, today announced the launch of HealthTap Concierge, its affordable pay-as-you-go service.
HealthTap Concierge solves the three biggest problems you face when trying to get fast, reliable medical advice from your own doctor:
1. It takes too long to get an appointment.
2. It’s inconvenient to travel to the doctor’s physical office and waste time in the waiting room (while getting exposed to health risks spread by other patients).
3. Doctor visits and even insurance co-pays often cost too much.
With the all-new HealthTap Concierge, you no longer need to experience delays in seeing your doctor, be inconvenienced by traffic and waiting rooms or pay unreasonable fees for every simple health need. HealthTap now connects you directly with your doctor and other top specialists and generalists of your choice—virtually by HD video, text chat or voice. Using any smartphone, tablet or personal computer you can also get advice and even medication refills with no wait time. Your instantaneous virtual consult is as easy as clicking a button in a mobile app, privately, safely and securely. Affordably priced at $44 per consult, it’s about the cost of a typical co-pay—so you get real value and quick, ultra-convenient peace of mind. Virtual consults with your own doctors on Concierge are now free for HealthTap Prime members.
With access to the Virtual Practices of more than one million doctors from 105 medical specialties, HealthTap Concierge enables users to discover new doctors and even invite them to be on their Care Team. Starting today, anyone can get a second, third or tenth opinion from top specialists via HD video or secure text chat, from anywhere in the world.
“Millions of users and doctors have spoken, and we’ve listened,” said Ron Gutman, HealthTap Founder and CEO. “With the all-new HealthTap Concierge, we’re making Virtual Care an exciting reality by enabling people to interact with their trusted doctors and specialists at more convenient times, eliminating the need to take time off work, pay expensive fees or travel far. Consumer-driven healthcare is the future, and with HealthTap Concierge anyone can be part of this exciting future and invite their own doctors to transform medicine by delivering the most modern care and helping people everywhere feel good every day!”
Dr. Ankush Bansal, a board certified Internal Medicine physician from Miami said: “I’m constantly seeking new ways to provide my patients with the best care in the most convenient way possible. HealthTap has allowed me to help more people than I otherwise would be able to in my regular practice. With my Virtual Practice on HealthTap Concierge, I can significantly improve my patients’ experiences and health outcomes, and stay connected to them while they recover with no additional cost or effort, while practicing from anywhere. HealthTap Concierge is, with all pun intended, exactly what wise doctors order.”
Starting today, HealthTap Concierge will bring to millions everywhere access to secure virtual consults, health information and even reminder and tips, all from top U.S. licensed doctors in all specialties. Find your doctors on HealthTap today and get immediate access to their Virtual Practices anytime, anywhere.
HealthTap+ has reinvented the way people all over the world take care of their health and well-being, connecting millions everywhere with the most trusted health information and doctors. The company is backed by leading investors including Khosla Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Mayfield Fund, and Mohr Davidow Ventures. With top-rated web and mobile apps, HealthTap+ offers immediate and free access to relevant, reliable, and trusted health answers from a network of more than 64,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. Sign up today and download HealthTap’s free apps for iPhone, iPad or Android at healthtap.com.
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