One month after acquiring India’s largest health platform, Toronto-based Ask The Doctor has announced the acquisition of Patients Connected for an undisclosed amount. One of the United Kingdom’s largest telehealth services, Patients Connected pairs thousands of patients to licensed physicians monthly.
“We are excited to announce our second acquisition and welcome Patients Connected to the Ask The Doctor family,” said Prakash Chand, president and CEO of ATD Health Network Inc. “With NHS in a financial crisis and wait times at all UK hospitals and clinics increasing to over 5 hours to see exhausted physicians, the timing couldn’t have been better for us to integrate our ask a doctor platform with Patients Connected. ”
Chand indicated that Ask The Doctor will use the over 35,000 doctors on its platform to help fulfill the large demand of medical questions in the UK. Ask The Doctor will also take over Patients Connected’s London office, with new offices opened in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales within the next year.
With over 500,000 active users, Ask The Doctor will also look to tap into the American market following its UK and India acquisitions. The company says it plans launch phone, video chat, and text options to Americans this year.