DrNow App Modernizes Healthcare Delivery with Immediate Doctors’ Visits at Home
HOUSTON–There’s a new way to get the care you need, without the time and expense associated with a conventional doctor’s visit. DrNow, a new mobile application, launched in Houston today with plans to serve the entire Texas area by early next year.
A convenient new healthcare option arrived in Houston today with the launch of the DrNow app, allowing you to request a doctor come to you.
Now available for download in the App Store and on Google Play for both Apple and Android devices, DrNow connects patients with U.S. licensed physicians and advanced practitioners in their area to set up healthcare visits. In as few as three taps of the screen, patients can have a practitioner en route to their home or workplace to address immediate and urgent healthcare needs. In addition to physicians, patients may also choose to schedule immediate visits with physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) or medical residents at a slightly lower rate.
This modern healthcare model offers time-saving convenience and allows patients to avoid costly and often unnecessary ER visits. With DrNow, patients can receive treatment for a majority of urgent and primary care needs without leaving the comfort of home. DrNow is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients can choose their physician based on specialty, qualifications and user reviews, and are also able to rate their experience to provide enhanced information for future users.
DrNow practitioners are able to spend more time with patients than during a traditional office visit, providing a better standard of personal treatment and attention. DrNow’s patient-focused approach to healthcare delivers a level of quality that exceeds any existing models, one in which personal touches — such as a teddy bear for the tykes or a first aid kit for adults — are gifted at the completion of each visit.
Under this model, healthcare providers are given the opportunity to build quality relationships with patients, offer improved treatment and gain additional income, without the complications of running a traditional practice. DrNow is continuously recruiting interested family practice or pediatric physicians, PAs, NPs and residents who are looking for a way to improve the way they practice medicine. Interested practitioners may visit the website at drnowmobile.com to apply.
To enhance patient convenience even further, DrNow practitioners carry and can dispense more than 25 common prescription medications, including injectables. For prescription medications not available on site, practitioners can write and call in the prescription to partner pharmacies for delivery to the patient’s home or to patient’s preferred pharmacy for pick-up. All prescriptions are covered through a patient’s insurance plan.
“We are living in a society that values convenience, but the conventional healthcare delivery model can’t always deliver that. With DrNow, we’ve increased not only convenience for patients but also the level of care practitioners are able to provide. This app upgrades the healthcare experience for both patients and practitioners, and fills a need for more accessible and more affordable care,” said Dr. Akash Bhagat, DrNow founder.
DrNow anticipates popularity among young professionals, who value convenience and demonstrate comfort with mobile technology, as well as with mothers of small children, who will benefit from the ease of in-home care when one or more child becomes ill. In addition, anyone who needs medical attention can benefit from the convenience and increased level of service of this virtually immediate and cost-conscious healthcare delivery model.
DrNow is a mobile application platform that benefits patients and practitioners by enhancing the experience of both sides of the healthcare industry. Medical visits conveniently take place in patients’ homes and workplaces, and physicians are able to set their own hours and provide enhanced, personal treatment — without the hassle and overhead of a traditional practice. For more information, please visit drnowmobile.com. Find DrNow on Facebook at facebook.com/drnowmobile, on Twitter at twitter.com/DrNowMobile and on Instagram at instagram.com/drnowmobile.