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Doctor Anywhere raises $5.6m in series A to bring healthcare at your fingertips

Its app offers video consultations with healthcare providers.

Digital healthcare platform Doctor Anywhere has raised $5.6m in its series A financing round anchored by Kamet Capital Partners as it bids to make quality healthcare more accessible to the tech-savvy population. 

Founded in 2015 and launched late 2017, Doctor Anywhere offers its users access to a wide range of healthcare providers through video consultations on its mobile app which currently has three features - general practitioner, lactation and medical aesthetic. 

"[The name] ‘Doctor Anywhere’ conveys our offerings well - with our app, you can video call a doctor (or healthcare provider) on demand, anywhere you are," Lim Wai Mun, founder of Doctor Anywhere told Singapore Business Review who developed the app after experiencing the healthcare gaps at the city's lower income estates. 

Patients who receive the virtual consultation need only wait for documents including medical certificates, referral, prescription orders and receipts to be delivered via email. Doctor Anywhere charges $20 in ccnsultation fees for GP and medical aesthetics and $15 for those seeking breastfeeding advice but charges separately for medications.

Since consultation histories are stored centrally and easily accessible within the platform, the next healthcare provider will be armed with more information to assess the patient's conditions which gives rise to better treatment and improves the quality of care, explained Mun.

However, Mun cautions that their platform does not cater to serious conditions which require urgent medical attention as trained providers will review the case and recommend physical consultation if deemed unsuitable for the platform. 

Although the local telehealth consumer market is still in its nascent stages, Doctor Anywhere believes that their technology offers users a strong alternative to connect for quick advice and treatment of simple healthcare issues while acting as an effective complement to the existing healthcare system. 

"There are few telehealth solutions out there but what really sets us apart from other industry players is our integrated platform approach. Through this technology, we can offer care-seekers end-to-end services that accompany them throughout their health journeys," added Mun. 

The firm will use the proceeds from their recently closed funding round to continue developing its products and services. It will also be used to grow the team base, explore new business verticals and develop more healthcare solutions. "We aspire to be a key player in personalised healthcare by boosting secure, customised and convenient access to healthcare professionals for everyone in Singapore and the region." 

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