Future Housecalls: Order Doctors Like Delivery When You’re Sick
New app Pager lets you request house calls from approved doctors to get care wherever you are.
Although doctor house calls have gone the way of Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, a new app is bringing them into the 21st century.
Pager is a mobile app that connects Manhattanites with doctors, allowing them to ‘page’ their doctor for a house call when it is a non-emergency. The platform seeks to bring convenience to the busy lives of people who already expect convenience, immediacy and efficacy in all other aspects of their lives.
Users of the app enter their symptoms into their smartphone, then are provided with a list of doctors available in the area. The doctors are board-certified physicians and Pager users can check their profiles to ensure that they suit their needs. Before doctor and patient ever meet, Pager acts as a communication facilitator, connecting the two for a triage call and any follow up calls or text messages.