Founder, Marcel Muenster dream vacation turned into nightmare in 2009 after eating a single piece of moldy fruit in Hong Kong. Then a physician informed Marcel that he food poisoning, but he was frustrated by his inability to access quality medical care while he was traveling in a new country. That experience led to the launch of TraveDoc
TraveDoc’s focus on the dynamic global element translates into a somewhat different set of metrics. This could raise some communication issues between the traveler’s doctor abroad and their primary care physician at home, e.g. exchanging information about the patient’s medical history.
This is how TraveDoc works: Patients find their physician by entering their doctor’s specialty, location, and language. Then they enter their personal information and book their appointment–including house calls–right on the doctor’s calendar. They receive a text message and/or email confirmation, including directions to their physician’s office (if applicable), and they’re on their way back to good health. Our smart phone just keep on getting smarter and helps keep us healthier.
Travedoc has a local competitor called DoctorUna. The start up was launched in June 2012 in the United Arab Emirates and it aims to provide a caring service to its patients. DoctorUna is an online English and Arabic bilingual business that offers a free service to its patients by allowing them to book appointments with doctors online. It permits patients to quickly search for doctors across a wide range of expertise, compare them, and easily book a suitable appointment.