DocSuggest: Healthcare Appointments on Web and Phone
When it comes to choosing a doctor we generally have to rely on friends and family or in some cases on a general physician for a specialist. At times this can be of only little help owing to the limited contacts we have.
DocSuggest is a Hyderabad startup that is trying to bridge the gap between doctors and patients by providing listing and review of doctors so that users can take a more informed decision. DocSuggest’s EzAppointment solution allows patients to book appointments with hospitals and doctors directly through web or phone ( 040- 64546565). The service is currently available for Hyderabad only.
DocSuggest has another offering called EzMedicine where users can order for medicines and get it delivered to their preferred location. DocSuggest will verify their prescription at the time of delivery to make sure that they get the right medicines ruling out any possibilities of human error.
The site currently has about 75 doctors listed under various specialties. Being in a nascent stage, their aren’t much reviews available now.
Vertical listings and aggregation is a very lucrative space to be in and with high margin services’ listings the cut you make is ofcourse higher. The startup is directly competing with large local listing sites like Justdial and Asklaila etc., though a niche play might help it gain more trust and recall.
There are quite a few startups working on the healthcare front with different models, from live chat to Rate/Review local listings to providing customized search for medical diseases and conditions etc. (Check them here). There are surely more models that can be explored.
Hyderabadis, do give DocSuggest a try.
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He writes at The Inspire Blog]