San Francisco, CA– Roughly 1 billion doctor’s office visits occur each year. Research has shown that out of those visits, about 70% of them are unnecessary or could have been easily avoided with a quick question directed towards a specialist. What good is an appointment scheduled 2 months out if you need medical advice this instant?
First Opinion grants patients the ability to text directly with contracted doctors and specialists in order to get instant expert opinions. Their 24/7 service can get you responses to medical questions in 5 minutes or less with their monthly subscription or a free response with your connected doctor within 24 hours. First Opinion is the perfect solution for those who may be on the fence about whether or not they need to make an appointment.
“It’s clear that First Opinion is addressing a real problem in the healthcare industry involving the overutilization of doctor office visits,” says Brian Chee, managing partner at Polaris Partners, who will join First Opinion as a member of the board of directors. “We invested in this company because it has the power to transform an ineffective process for the better, by reducing both doctor patient loads and out of pocket expenditures for patients who seek first to consult with a physician on First Opinion.”
First Opinion has created a large global network of doctors across a wide variety of specialties such as:
- Family Medicine
- Diabetes Care
- Emergency Medicine