California (PRWEB) November 24, 2012
US and India based Health Start-up DoctorSpring.com has added Dermatology consultations to its staple of Online Doctor Consultations. The company now provides consultations in over 40 specialties and sub-specialties. This announcement has come with ever increasing focus by Silicon Valley start-ups in Health sector by leveraging technology to solve the age old health problems.
DoctorSpring which now boats over 120 Doctors in over 40 Specialties sees major opportunities in Dermatology domain – “When it comes to online ask a doctor service, dermatology is our special focus. Most of the conditions in the specialty can be diagnosed and/or treated online by the aid of pictures/video consultations”, quoted Dr. Matthew Vaughn, Head Medical Team of DoctorSpring. “We are featuring leading Dermatology specialists from US, UK and India for our patients”, he added.
Research groups have widely reported long wait times and unavailability of Dermatologists in US, UK and Canada. This is not an uncommon observation in specialized health services, but in dermatology experts find that to an extent face-to-face consultations can be replaced by online consultations and pre-programmed applications; thus saving skilled resources, optimizing ER services and improving wait-times. “Patients can consult certified dermatologists for $25. All questions are answered within 24 hours and to further clarify we also provide 3 free follow-up questions. One can also upload photographs of their skin, reports to help the doctor in accessing the medical history”, said Dr. Wilson.
When asked about the future of their services, Dr. Wilson said “We are working out online specialty clinics where we would be able to provide year long on-demand consultation services to patients. The patients will also have access to latest medical literature related to their conditions.” Other Silicon Valley startups are not far behind either, with NoviMedicine and DirectDermatology also following online consultation model with pictures coming as aid to replace face-to-face consultation.
DoctorSpring is an online consultation platform where patients can consult certified physicians - from anywhere, at anytime. The mission of the company is to make seeking answers and second opinion from doctors easier and affordable. The site features Specialist Doctors in over 40 specialties and sub-specialties. DoctorSpring runs its operations from US and India.
For more information about Online Doctor Consultations, or to schedule a meeting or interview with founders of DoctorSpring.com, please call at 91-950-010-8220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.