ZocDoc Launches Online Doctor Appointment Service In Washington D.C.

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D.C. residents get unprecedented access to health care with 24/7 online scheduling

ZocDoc, the website to find doctors and book appointments online instantly, today launched in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company's move to Washington, D.C. marks the first stop in a major national rollout that will continue through 2010. The company will initially offer available appointments with primary care physicians and dentists, and will add new specialties ongoing.

ZocDoc provides access to doctors' schedules in real-time, at a glance. The service also gives users the ability to search by their insurance, and make informed decisions based on doctor reviews exclusively provided by other ZocDoc users.

ZocDoc's unique and convenient scheduling system addresses the common problems associated with having to find a doctor and make an appointment by serving its users 24/7. ZocDoc is completely free to use.

Highlights / Key Facts:
Beyond offering appointments over the weekend, ZocDoc also offers same day appointments. In fact, 40% of all appointments made with ZocDoc take place within 24 hours.

ZocDoc offers over 300,000 available appointments in NYC and is launching in D.C. with more than 21,000 appointments. Right now, over 90,000 people use ZocDoc every month to find doctors in New York City.

Doctors pay a monthly subscription fee to show their available times on ZocDoc.
The company was founded in 2007 by Cyrus Massoumi, Oliver Kharraz M.D., and Nick Ganju.

The company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff.

Washington, D.C. was voted to be the first city in ZocDoc's national rollout by its users. To vote for the next city, please visit http://www.zocdoc.com/vote.

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"ZocDoc is health reform everyone can agree on," said ZocDoc CEO and co-founder Cyrus Massoumi. "We're simplifying a process that has been too difficult for too long, and we are proud to begin our national expansion in the capital."

"The average wait time to see a primary care doctor in Washington, D.C. is 30 days," said ZocDoc Chief Medical Officer and co-founder Oliver Kharraz, M.D. "At ZocDoc, we are proud to help patients find and see doctors within a matter of hours."

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