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Startup Story: How Docsapp is becoming the WhatsApp for Healthcare
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DocsApp brings you doctor consultations, medicine delivery, and in-home tests all in one spot. Here is everything you need to know about this startup.

In our vigorous everyday life, we tend to give the least preference to our physical fitness. Even if a person is successful in their career, family life, and other responsibilities, they might be forgetting this vital aspect of life. Our daily routine has become so filled with duties and commitments that we do not pay enough attention to what our bodies are telling us. More than often, our bodies are running on reserve. Junk food, lack of exercise and poor diet is the reason behind all lifestyle diseases. Furthermore, we pay no attention to most of our health problems. Even when you get sick, you might refuse to visit a doctor or take medicine to treat it. Is your hectic schedule holding you back from taking proper care of your body? DocsApp has got you covered.

You no longer need to travel long hours or make expensive appointments to meet a doctor. DocsApp (1) is one of the best platforms in India where you can find and consult doctors online through chat or call.

It is the first of its type to be authorized by ISO. Anytime you need expert care for your health issues, DocsApp can bring professional doctors to you from any part of the country. Their mantra speaks for the company – #NoAppointment #NoTravel #NoWaiting. Now the assistance of the best doctors is available right at the tip of your fingers. 

You can also buy medicines according to your prescription and get them delivered right to your doorstep. DocsApp also allows you to book lab tests that provide efficient and quick results. They ensure that all citizens of the country have access to the proper medical care for their well being. It is the best platform to find a second opinion on cases like cancer, arthritis, cardiac diseases, diabetes, etc. Other than medicines, you can order various products such as eBooks, health packages, etc. You can make use of the services of DocsApp through their website or mobile app. 

 

The vision behind DocsApp

Team DocsApp

DocsApp was formed on the idea that most medical conditions do not need to be physically examined in order to diagnose it. According to the statistics, 72 percent of the medical issues are common illnesses and can be analyzed over a phone call or even a chat. This rate supports the idea of DocsApp since people can make use of such a platform without any concerns. They no longer have to travel long distances or wait in long queues to get their problems examined. DocsApp gives you an immediate response, and you can directly consult a certified doctor through chat or call. 

The users can also send the doctors images of the affected part of the body or medical reports to receive an even more accurate diagnosis. You can pretty much see it as a social media platform where the doctors and patients can interact from two different parts of the country. DocsApp aims to help people from both Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. The residents of a Tier 1 section usually have a very brisk life which halts them from taking care of their health issues. They cannot afford to wait long hours to consult a doctor; therefore, DocsApp can truly be of help to them. 

On the other hand, people from Tier 2 towns do not have access to proper medical care. Even when the Internet has influenced the lives of people all over the country, there remains a massive gap between them and high-quality healthcare. DocsApp hopes to uplift them by bringing them all sorts of services including consultation, medicine delivery, and diagnostic tests carried out at home. 

 

The Founders

Mr. Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy-DocsApp

Docs App was founded in 2014 by Satish Kannan and Enbasekar D, who are both graduates from IIT Chennai. Being classmates, Satish and Enbasekar had spent their college days carrying out experiments and developing several technological products. Before developing DocsApp, Satish had a fruitful career working with companies such as Philips. He is skilled at developing C-Arm imaging machines which are used in Cardiovascular and Orthopedic treatments. 

Mr. Enbasekar D., Co-founder & CTO, MediBuddy-DocsApp

Satish and Enbasekar had completed their Bachelor’s degree as well as Master’s from IIT Madras. After graduating, Enbasekar went on to work at the Healthcare Technology Innovation center. He was a very brilliant engineer who constructed software that could automatically detect Diabetic retinopathy disease from the patient’s eye image. 

 

The primary features of DocsApp

It is the incredible feature of DocsApp that makes it the number one medical care platform in the country. Some of these are: 

  • Only authorized doctors who are experts in their departments are available at DocsApp.
  • The easy access to doctor’s consultation through phone calls and chats. 
  • Consultations are arranged within 30 minutes so that you do not have to waste your valuable time.
  • The platform has specialists in divisions like Gynecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Sexology, Dermatology, and General medicine. 
  • The doctors will prescribe you medicines that can also be bought from DocsApp.
  • You can book diagnostic tests which will be taken at your home. The analysis and its results are then automatically uploaded to DocsApp and shared with your respective doctor.
  • It helps you to save time, money and effort as you can consult a doctor, buy medicines and get tests done all at one destination 

 

DocsApp funding and future agendas 

The primary investors in DocsApp are Bessemer Venture Partners India, InnoVen Capital, GSF Accelerator, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Shaadi.com founder Anupam Mittal Rebright Partners, Milliways Fund LLC, etc. DocsApp carried out its seed round of funding in April 2017, which raised 1.2 million dollars. The series A round of funding was conducted in December 2017 led by Bessemer Venture Partners. It raised a total of 7.2 million dollars. 

In a very recent series B round of funding, DocsApp was able to raise 9.5 million dollars. The company has announced that the new investment will be used to enhance their product quality further and reach more doctors and patients. As of now, DocsApp provides around 200,000 consultations every month and has more than ten million users from all over the country. Due to the current pandemic situation, it has become difficult for many people to consult a doctor even in nearby areas. Telemedicine solutions like DocsApp fulfill its commitment to the country by providing convenient services to all of us. 

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Nidhia Sebastian is an English literature graduate who looks forward to a career that complements her passion. Her never-ending love for language has brought her to creative writing. Having an open heart to knowledge is what leaves her with a thirst to explore the world. She believes in living life to the fullest and hopes to convey the same enthusiasm through her words.

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Nidhia Sebastian
Nidhia Sebastian is an English literature graduate who looks forward to a career that complements her passion. Her never-ending love for language has brought her to creative writing. Having an open heart to knowledge is what leaves her with a thirst to explore the world. She believes in living life to the fullest and hopes to convey the same enthusiasm through her words.

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