How many times has your blood pressure gone up whenever you tried to make an appointment to the doctor’s? The long time you had to wait on the phone for someone to pick it up and to set a convenient date made you feel like you were never going to reach a doctor’s office anytime soon. This all changed in the recent years, given that technology has advanced so much and people do not have to wait anymore for booking a doctor’s appointment.
How does it work?
Technology has advanced so much that is has become quite indispensible in people’s life and given that there are more and more people using it, it is quite interesting to see what technology can do for us. For one, it is clear that scheduling a doctor’s appointment is no longer an issue to be worried about. Now there is an application which allows you to find a doctor in your area, make an appointment and all that for free.
ZocDoc is the name of the application which is available both online and for smartphones and it does not cost a dime. Doctors who enter the program, however, have to pay about $250 a month. Still, it is quite a convenient thing and it is also very easy to use. The application has three fields which you need to fill in. One concerns the medical specialty you are looking for, another one is concerned with the location you find yourself at and the last is concerned with your medical plan and your health care provider. The best part of it all is that you can use the application from wherever you may be and make an appointment online.
The entire thing started a couple of years back when Cyrus Massoumi, a management consultant, had some problems with his eardrum and was unable to find a doctor who would accept his health care provider and plan. That was the moment when he decided to build this application with the help of Dr. Oliver Kharraz, an expert on electronic medical records and Nick Ganju, the chief technology officer. The three men made the application which is now known as ZocDoc.
Although in the beginning the application was limited only to an area somewhere in lower Manhattan and it was only for dentist appointments, the entire thing spread quickly and the application now serves 12 medical specialties and 9 cities and it keeps developing. The application became very popular in a very short period of time and this is the main reason for which the developers seem to be quite confident in how their app can revolutionize the entire medical system.
Everyone knows how hard it can be to spend a lot of time on the phone trying to make a doctor’s appointment. Well, that is no longer the case, as through the ZocDoc application you can make a doctor’s appointment from your smartphone, even though you are not at home. Aside of the fact that the application is quite convenient, it is also for free.