Ask The Doctor Now Accepts Bitcoin to Protect Patient Privacy

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World’s leading digital health platform Ask The Doctor becomes first healthcare company to accept bitcoin globally from its users.

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Ask The Doctor now accepts Bitcoin

Many of our users ask extremely sensitive questions from teenage pregnancy to std’s to drug use that they are too afraid to go to their own doctor’s office to get help for.

The Canadian startup Ask The Doctor is now accepting decentralized virtual currency Bitcoin as a new way to further help protect their patients privacy.

As of today, users can choose to pay for advice from a physician by Bitcoin on Ask The Doctor’s desktop platform.

Users who want to keep their healthcare private can now hide their medical payments from their bank/credit card company.

“Many of our users ask extremely sensitive questions from teenage pregnancy to STD's to drug use that they are too afraid to go to their own doctor’s office to get help for. On top of that, many users don’t want their family members to know. While it does take some extra effort to have complete anonymity using Bitcoin, it’s certainly a large improvement over a credit card,” says Prakash Chand, CEO of Ask The Doctor.

Last month Ask The Doctor started accepting an additional five currencies and has begun translating its large library of Q&A pairs to multiple languages all with the goal of making doctor-created knowledge easier for patients globally to access.

Later this month Ask The Doctor will launch the Bitcoin payment option on its mobile platform.

About Ask The Doctor:

Launched in 2010, Ask The Doctor is a digital health platform accessible to any patient with an internet connection that allows them to type a question to a General Physician or Specialist. In 2011, Ask The Doctor became an official partner of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), publishers of PubMed. The question and answer data collected provides insight into how patients communicate their health concerns and has helped identify unmet medical needs internationally. Today, Ask The Doctor is the most trusted resource for customized medical information and advice, servicing patients from nearly every country around the world.

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