It’s been two years since Stephanie Eltz couldn’t find a dermatologist and decided to create a marketplace platform to help others do just that. Eltz, along with fellow orthopaedic surgeon Suman Saha and ex-business consultant Daniel Jung, have now grown Doctify.co.uk from conception in 2015 to a team of over 30. More than 50,000 people across the UK use the website to find a medical professional every month.
Doctify has worked hard to improve the process of booking a medical professional, promoting transparency as beneficial for both patients and specialists. As with all disruptive technologies, altering a traditional system has not been without its challenges. But the medical industry is embracing this search, compare and book website. The Doctify client base continues to grow, and it now has specialists on board from across 50 different medical specialities.
CEO Oliver Thomas comments on this achievement. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see the dream of Doctify being realised. Over the last two years, we have succeeded in disrupting the healthcare industry by transforming how patients and medical practitioners interact – providing a transparency that wasn’t there before. Our client and user base is constantly expanding and the technology continues to develop to serve everyone better.”
With average increases of 25 per cent in patient bookings and 22 per cent in revenue month on month, the future’s looking bright. Doctify’s recent partnership with global eyecare company Optegra is indicative of the company’s growing alliances in the healthcare world. “Seeing our progress over the last two years, it isn’t crazy to expect that this new way of interacting and engaging with healthcare will be the norm in the UK in two more years, as it already is in the United States and Europe,” says Thomas.