Filipino startup Qure offers teleconsult portal for patients, doctors

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WITH the growing demand for online consultation, an all-Filipino team launched on Oct. 20, 2021 its own teleconsultation website that connects patients to doctors.

Qure.ph “provides a platform for online video consultations, connects doctors and patients for easy scheduling of appointments, and makes available a directory of pharmacies and other health and wellness providers,” the company said in a statement.

Qure.ph offers a free platform for doctors who want to expand their services via teleconsultation amid increasing demand for virtual consultation.

“We created this platform with the Filipino patient in mind. It’s a simple website and it does not complicate the teleconsultation process. Even those not comfortable with technology will find these consultations easy to do. This is our new normal and Qure is here to help you navigate the future of healthcare,” said Gary Libby, Qure chief technology officer.

A trip to the hospital may also be burdensome these days, as the Covid-19 pandemic persists. Qure said it will help Filipinos find their way through this public health crisis while keeping their health in check.

“This will definitely benefit doctors and patients. No more overbooking for doctors, and no more long lines for patients waiting for their turn at clinics. Whether via teleconsult or face-to-face check-ups, the scheduling system of Qure helps both patients and doctors,” Libby added.

Andrea Trinidad, chief executive officer of Qure, said the idea of the teleconsult platform started last year when the lockdowns extended and it became difficult for patients to see their doctors.

“We envision Qure to be an e-mall of health services where you can book consults, buy medicines, book laboratory appointments and even book a consultation with the veterinarian for your fur babies,” she added.

Consultation fees

The Qure platform is said to be data-safe both for patients and doctors and registration is free for both. Consultation fees range from P500 to P1,500, depending on doctor’s specialization.

Qure has a growing number of specialists in the areas of cardiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, integrative general medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, otolaryngology (ENT), ENT specialist head and neck surgery, psychiatry-adult, physical medicine/rehab, pediatrics, allergy and asthma, immunology, urology, sleep medicine/insomnia, ophthalmology, family and occupational medicine, cardiology, pediatrics-pulmonology, family medicine, lifestyle medicine, orthopedic surgery and hematology/oncology.

Also in Qure’s pool of experts are nutritionist dieticians, and those involved in general dentistry/orthodontics, dentistry/prosthetic and esthetic. (KOC with PR)

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