Comments on: How to feel good about scheduling doctor visits on the fly http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/25/how-to-feel-good-about-scheduling-doctor-visits-on-the-fly/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NYCphysician http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/25/how-to-feel-good-about-scheduling-doctor-visits-on-the-fly/#comment-391791 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 08:05:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33325#comment-391791 I started using ZocDoc to schedule appointments for my patients about a year ago. I put the “badge” on my website http://www.mynycdoctor.com and have 2-3 requests per week. Other than that, I also submit “offline”, i.e., phone, walk-in, appointments to ZocDoc to keep the list current.

I believe ZocDoc has a positive impact on my practice given its fair fee and ease of use.

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By: Ringadoc_Evan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/01/25/how-to-feel-good-about-scheduling-doctor-visits-on-the-fly/#comment-391295 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:27:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33325#comment-391295 Setting appointments does save a lot of time and money. ZocDoc is on the brink of breaking through the administrative side of medicine.

What I’m concerned about is what if you can’t set an appointment? Or what if you really need to see a doctor but you’re an On-The-Go type of corporate person who doesn’t have time to step into a doctor office?

Do we think that the world of tele-medicine and the realm of ZocDoc can coexist? Where patients can be connected to a doctor immediately and it would be free for a doctor to sign up. The patient pays a small fee (probably the same or less than a co-pay). What happens to appointment setting then?

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