DestinationDoc – Helping You Find the Best Doctors When Traveling
Supposing you’re on holiday in Scotland with your family, and your daughter starts rolling around on the floor with severe stomach pains and develops a fever.
You have a suspicion it may be appendicitis, meaning she’ll need surgery.
You want the best medical care possible for your child, but you’re not sure how to go about finding a good doctor.
DestinationDoc, a new travel app, is aiming to change that, by providing you with a list of the top ranked local doctors wherever you are in the world..
Where DestinationDoc differs from other medical information apps is that it doesn’t just give you a list of doctors nearby – it lets you know which are best for you.
The ‘best’ doctor for you is determined by your condition (i.e. what you require from a doctor), then doctors’ speciality and how highly they’re rated.
As Greg Mariani, product manager of the app said: “We have created an algorithm which takes into consideration many variables, such as education, training (this means who trained them which is different than education), reputation and others, to select the best private doctors”.
Once you’ve used the app to a doctor you’re interested in, you can call them or send an e-mail to set up an appointment directly from the app.
Of course, the level of medical care and the cost of it will vary dramatically depending on where you are in the world, so the app also aims to provide you with this information about your current destination.
During emergencies, you can also use the app to locate the nearest hospital to you or call the local emergency phone number (as you may not know this if you’re traveling in a foreign country).
At the moment, DestinationDoc only covers doctors in London, England, although other countries/cities are expected to be added shortly.
The app is currently free to use (although a premium version has been planned for release later down the road).
To see the app on iTunes, click here.
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