In the busy humdrum of the NewGen high-stress society, where erratic schedules, commuting costs and other restrictions add to one’s inability to visit the doctor, DocsApp is a remedy. The one-of-a-kind mobile app connects doctors with patients through a chat or call on the go. Efficient and convenient, the consultation app brings you medical attention in maximum 30 minutes and medicines at your doorstep. DocsApp — A cost-effective solution for primary healthcare, second opinion in chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac ailments, arthritis and cancer, and access to quality medical consultation across geographical locations.

Launched in July 2015, DocsApp is the brainchild of IIT Madras alumni Satish Kannan and Enbasekar D. In 2013, when the duo began working on the concept, they realized that 72% health issues can be handled by remote doctor intervention, and diagnosed and treated online. They leveraged the opportunity to bring in the WhatsApp of Healthcare’by drawing up three primary TA clusters:

  •  Busy professionals with little time to visit the doctor.
  •  Those hesitant in visiting specialistssuch as sexologists and psychiatrists/psychologists
  •  Those living in far-flung remote towns/cities and without access to specialists

Today, DocsApp provides specialists’ services for all age groups in several key disciplines such as dermatology, gynaecology, sexology, paediatrics, general medicine, psychiatry, weight management etc.

Founder DocsApp

Satish Kannan is the Co-founder and CEO of DocsApp, a one-of-its-kind app that connects doctors with patients on the go and provides efficient and convenient diagnostic services and medicines at their doorsteps. Holding a leadership role that entails being responsible for the company’s overall performance, Satish oversees all key aspects of business development, sales, operations, fundraising and making business strategies for the company. With his expertise and understanding in the healthcare space, he aims to make DocsApp a complete healthcare platform for the patients to get authentic and relevant consultation for all their health queries.

A B. Tech and an M. Tech in Electrical engineering from IIT Madras, Satish kick-started his career with Philips Healthcare, doing Research and Development on large machines used by cardiologist and ortho specialist doctors for conducting surgeries. Satish conceptualized the idea of DocsApp after realising that a majority health issues existing in the present day, do not require a physical examination and can be diagnosed and treated online. His innovative idea helped him raise $1.4 million for the start-up. Today, Satish works with a team of 40 members, building products that have an enormous impact on billions of people across the world and contributing towards making DocsApp a leader in the online doctor consultation space.

The DocsApp Edge

  • Transparent, tech-enabled,Round-the-clock and multi-language service
  • About 3000 Doctors and above available for consultation online
  • Services across India reaching out to over 200,000 patients
  • Over 3,000 pathlabs within patients’ reach with DocsApp
  • Assistance 360°: Doctors on call, medicine support and sample collection at home
  • Conforms toWHO’s 3As – Availability, Affordability & Accessibility

Patients across India can avail consultation from specialists via chat or call through DocsApp. Given the shortage of doctors and with around 97% specialists practicing in big/metro cities, DocsApp helps bridge gap between Indian people and specialist doctors. All DocsApp doctors are verified thoroughly with 3 step verification process and have 5+ years of experience. Bangalore-based, DocsApp began with a team of 6; it is 80+-strong today.
How does DocsApp work: Download App | Choose discipline for consultation | Upload the symptoms/ diagnosis/your medical history | Pay a nominal fee | Get consulted.

With funds worth $1.2 million (INR8+ crore) from Japanese VC Rebright partners, Anand Rajaraman, GSF Accelerator, IIT-M Incubation Center and other top angels like Vijay ShekharSharma(Paytm), Anupam Mittal (Shaadi.com), Rajesh Sawhney(GSF), Srikanth Sundararajan (Helion), the platform aims to grow its the user base to 1 million patients in 2018. The company further received additional funding of 7.2 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and Japanese investors in 2017. It eventually envisions making world-class, high-quality healthcare accessible to the masses in the country by building technological solutions that can assist doctors in providing impeccable consultation and disease diagnosis.

So, in a nutshell,

“Google mat karo, DocsApp Karo!”

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