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A new Chicago startup wants to take doctor house calls out of “Little House on the Prairie” and into the Uber age.

A Chicago startup that promises a doctor to your door in two hours …

JUNE 24, 2015 – Orunje, a health care platform to facilitate house calls with contracted physicians and nurse practitioners, launched Wednesday in Chicago. Individuals will be able to use the platform, pronounced like the color, to request a doctor or nurse to their home, office or hotel room for a flat rate within two hours.

“We can get cookies delivered, you can get hairstylists to come to your home; why can’t doctors come to your home like they did in the ‘50s?” asked Pardeep Athwal, Orunje’s co-founder and CEO, currently completing his residency for radiology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Patients create an account online and answer questions, describing symptoms and medical history and providing payment information. Visits cost $99 for a nurse practitioner and $169 for a physician.

Appointments in Chicago are available seven days a week during daytime and early evening hours. The company doesn’t accept insurance, but Athwal said he plans to soon accept it.

Orunje, a health care platform to facilitate house calls with contracted physicians and nurse practitioners, launched Wednesday in Chicago. Individuals will be able to use the platform, pronounced like the color, to request a doctor or nurse to their home, office or hotel room for a flat rate within two hours.

SOURCE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-orunje-pardeep-athwal-bsi-20150624-story.html

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