SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To support its exponential growth and expansion throughout California, Heal, the app for on-demand doctor house calls, announced today that it seeks to add up to 50 full-time family practice, internal medicine and pediatric doctors to its team over the next 60 days. The company provides its doctors with scheduling flexibility, competitive salaries, benefits and, most importantly, time with patients.
Heal's on-demand and patient-centric model is appealing to today's modern doctors who are looking for a fresh, new alternative to traditional medicine. Recent surveys indicate that doctors are not satisfied with the current way they practice medicine. Most said they didn't have enough time to spend with patients because of paperwork, and nearly half said they planned to reduce the number of patients they would see in the next three years or stop practicing altogether. Heal is a game changer for both patients and doctors. Patients receive more personalized healthcare than ever before; doctors can provide more effective and thorough care than typically accomplished during the traditional 10-minute appointment.
"Working for Heal is a great solution for today's top, freedom seeking doctors who want to focus on their passion: practicing medicine," said Dr. Renee Dua, co-founder, Heal. "Doctors are meant to heal. The satisfaction a dedicated doctor gets from being a true partner in a family's health and wellness is irreplaceable."
Through the Heal app, patients can request a licensed physician for the entire family, in advance or on-demand, seven days a week any time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a fixed fee of $99 or an in-network co-pay under select insurance plans. A Heal doctor, accompanied by a medical assistant, will visit patients at their home, office or hotel room, equipped to provide high-quality and comprehensive urgent, primary or preventative care, including any exam or treatment that might be administered at a traditional doctor's office. More than just an urgent-care-on-wheels or a triage hotline, Heal is a true partner in wellness for the entire family by making healthy happen at home or at the office and by allowing doctors to create stronger, more meaningful connections with their patients.
"Traditionally, doctors see up to 45 patients a day, work 15 hour days, spend too much time on bureaucracy and paperwork, and patients who endure lengthy waits ultimately aren't satisfied," said Dr. Dua. "Heal doctors are able to give their patients more personalized and effective care without the burdens associated with running your own traditional practice."
"Working with Heal has allowed me to take my time with patients, in the comfort of their own home," said Faysal Saab, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "I get to see their living environment first-hand, providing me with a better understanding of their lifestyle and living conditions, which very often affects their health."
Since its launch in February 2015, Heal has seen significant growth. Additionally, it has grown its customer base more than 300 percent over the past three months. This growth indicates that the company is advancing its mission of making quality healthcare easily accessible. The Heal app is available to approximately 29 million people throughout California in regions spanning from San Francisco to San Diego.
Heal is bolstering its impressive roster of medical practitioners and will be hiring dozens of highly vetted full-time licensed physicians. Heal's unique business model allows the company to pay its physicians competitively by eliminating the 45 percent wasteful revenues that go toward overhead allowing each doctor to be on the forefront of transforming the way medicine is practiced. Heal is available for patients in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. Additionally, Heal doctors visit the employees of Heal's many large enterprise clients. The company also plans to expand operations to 10-15 more metro areas in 2016.
Please visit www.getheal.com for more information.
The pioneer in on-demand primary health services, Heal provides patients with affordable access to world-class physicians in the comfort of their home or office. Heal connects patients with fully vetted and licensed pediatricians and family practice doctors who arrive in under two hours and can see any member of the family for only $99 or an in-network co-pay. Visit www.getheal.com or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.
JCUTLER media group