Toronto-based Ask The Doctor has been working quickly to bring its tech-based health solution, which allows users to ask personalized questions to registered doctors, to as many users as possible. The company launched its ATD Works platform targeting employers, and last year, acquired the UK’s largest telehealth service.
Now, the company has announced that it’s modernizing the concept of doctor house calls with its new platform. With Ask The Doctor’s latest offering, users will be able to request in-home visits from one of their available doctors. The company has said that it has worked very closely with a few former employees from on-demand companies like Uber and Ola Cabs to refine its in-home visit platform.
“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.”
The service is currently only available through the ATD Works platform, and has board-certified Toronto physicians available seven days a week any time between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for anything a patient might require during a traditional office visit. The company plans to expand its in-home visit service to other major North American markets like Chicago, New York, and San Francisco in the next six months.