ZocDoc offered patients nearly 20,000 available appointments in September, a 2,000% increase since the company launched a year ago. The company has grown its consumer and practitioner base by an average of 50% per month as it continues to add new specialties and extend its geographic reach.
"We're expanding rapidly to keep up with demand for our service," said Oliver Kharraz, MD, ZocDoc cofounder and COO. "We are working hard to reduce the long waitlists of doctors that want to join the ZocDoc network to give patients, in all areas, easier access to care."
ZocDoc has pioneered the use of the Internet to help patients find and book doctor appointments online, and continues to find innovative ways to help match doctors and patients. In fact, the company has just released the "ZocDoc Appointment Book" application for Facebook, which allows doctors to add their available appointments and patient reviews right into their Facebook profiles. Now for the first time ever, patients can book healthcare appointments with their doctors via Facebook.
Named one of the hottest startups globally by TechCrunch40 in September 2007, ZocDoc has received numerous accolades from users and the press. Among them, ZocDoc was named one of PC Magazine's "Top Web Sites of 2008," is a semi-finalist in Forbes.com's "Boost Your Business" competition, is a finalist in The Industry Standard's "Innovation 100 Awards" and was a finalist in CNET's "Webware 100 Awards."
About ZocDoc, Inc.:
ZocDoc's mission is to use the Web to make healthcare simple. For patients, ZocDoc is a personal Web service that helps them find and book doctor and dentist appointments instantly, 24/7. For doctors, ZocDoc is an innovative channel to help them
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