20th January 2017 – You are sitting on an uncomfortable chair in a clinic, waiting for what seemed like an eternity for your turn to see the doctor. With each cough and each sniffle, you begin to wonder if it is a better idea to just stay at home and let your own immune system take care of it. We all know how tough it can be in cases of severe illness when we can barely sit for 5 minutes. And if it is your child that is sick, don’t even bother about imagining it – it would be a nightmare for both the child and you.
You are not alone in this. Most people would have had the same experience during their doctor visits. But if we can order our food for pick-up at a specific time, on an app, using our smart phones, why can’t we do the same when it comes to healthcare? When convenience and ease of access to our nearby local clinics are most important during our weakest times.
These thoughts gave birth to GetDoc, a doctor’s appointment booking app. It is the product of a visionary idea from Jerry Hang, one of the co-founders of GetDoc, to make healthcare a pleasant experience for all. Its presence is growing both in Malaysia and Singapore.
Aside from removing the troublesome nature of calling to make an appointment and long queues from walk-ins, what else could GetDoc do to make your doctor visits more welcoming?
We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Shopee Malaysia!
As you already know, we at GetDoc, consider it our mission to make healthcare a pleasant experience. We strive to provide continuous, connected and collaborative healthcare at affordable costs.
ShopeeMY is an e-commerce online shopping site, that allows you to buy a variety of things under a single roof!
So wondering what you will get out of this?
New users of Shopee MY are eligible to get an extra RM 10 off on our Hippo Smart Healthcare Devices on top of the Early Bird 10% discount!
Don’t miss this amazing offer! Visit our Shopee store now: https://shopee.com.my/getdoc
GetDoc is proud to announce another prestigious partner – Gribbles!
At GetDoc, it is our mission to provide continuous, connected and collaborative healthcare at a lower cost. We want to bring health and happiness via better healthcare experience. Riding on this mission and vision, we never tirelessly to seek more opportunities or new business ventures to bring more values to our community. (Yes! YOU who are reading this article 🙂 )
Gribbles Pathology was established in Australia in 1936. It is the largest private provider of diagnostic laboratory services in Malaysia. It is well established with 41 hospitals laboratories, regional laboratories, stat laboratories and collection centres nationwide. Gribbles Malaysia has full technical and clinic support from Healthscope Australia.
It has proven track record of success and experience. Operated as an in-house hospital laboratory operator to 18 private hospitals nationwide, Gribbles is highly trusted by doctors. It is doctor’s preferred laboratory of choice. Gribbles able to provide assurance proven over time.
Q: Can you share with the readers what does X-Doc and GetDoc do? What inspired you to start the company?
Dr.Lim: The X in X-Doc stands for Exponential Medicine, a field of medicine where we break down all walls and work across silos with different professional in the field of healthcare, life sciences, biomedicine and more. This concept originated from Silicon Valley. At X-Doc, our ultimate goal is to create disease-free communities in Malaysia, Asia and beyond, starting with our first component of proactive healthcare.
We are developing a mobile app that can bring a visiting healthcare professional to your desired location. This mobile app also has a news feed feature for latest health and medical news updates, and the ability for your and your visiting doctor to store medical information and history of yours and your family’s health in it. This measure guarantees a continuity of care where no matter which doctor sees you later, he or she can understand and treat you better based on the history you provide.
My grandfather died 10 years ago because of complications of diabetes when I was a 2nd year medical student. One of the limitations we faced was the difficulty of logistics to get him medical care. This has spurred me towards the direction of bringing back good old house call visits doctor and with the technology made available to us, we can make this whole business model more efficient for both the healthcare provider and the users.
Better be safe than sorry
Did you know that most diseases can be diagnosed through a simple blood and urine test? Early detection of diseases have a higher possibility of cure. It’s time to take charge of your own health, before it’s too late.
Q: Can you share with the readers what does Signature Snack and GetDoc do?
A: Signature Snack (www.signaturesnack.com) delivers fresh & healthy snacks direct to consumer via monthly subscription. Signature Snacks bakes and delivers daily with heart so their customers get only the freshest products. Currently they have over 60 varieties and they introduce 5 new snacks a month.
GetDoc is a platform that connects patients to doctors in easier and smarter way. Patients can now search, select and book doctors nearby them using our location based mobile application and web applications.
Today, we’re very happy to introduce a collaboration between and GetDoc and ShopBack.my!
At GetDoc, it is our mission to connect people and to provide continuous, connected and collaborative healthcare at a lower cost. Through educating and empowering our readers, we hope to bring health and happiness to them for a better healthcare experience.
ShopBack, an e-commerce online shopping site, provides cashback for its customers when they shop from 500 online stores, including Groupon, iHerb, Vitacost and Lazada!