Concierge Health for the Masses, PlushCare Looks to Innovate Primary Medical Care.
“My family and friends are so grateful that they can call me to resolve the majority of their health concerns. With PlushCare, we’re allowing anybody the ability to do that.”
Co-founder and project creator Ryan McQuaid shares his prior experiences, which led to this idea, when he was at UC Berkely;
“I played on three Divsion I sports teams at UC Berkeley and it was fantastic being able to email or call the team doctor. I don’t work any less now than I did then, thus I want to recreate the same experience for working professionals, including myself, for $80 per year.”
McQuaid continued on the convenience of using PlushCare;
“We look at our phones 150 times per day; seventy percent of physician office visits can be handled via email or phone; over half of us delay going to the doctor because it’s such a painful experience. I think we could be onto something…”
Think about it. No more going to Google for medical advice. You are saved from the waiting room torture chamber. You get the convenience of a virtual appointment at a minimal cost. And if the Physician thinks you should see a doctor in person – they can even arrange the appointment.
McQuaid shared some insight into their approach;
“I’ve observed over the past 3-4 years that technologists either want doctors to do more for less or they want to throw an app or device at patients to make them healthy. My co-founders and I thought differently. We believe that both doctor and patient need to be engaged and rewarded to have a successful partnership, which led us to PlushCare. I gave my resignation to AT&T at the end of the year and we worked diligently to compile and launch our Indiegogo campaign the month of January.”
Now if we can only get this service in other parts of the country soon.
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