DocPlanner.com, a group of medical scheduling websites that connects doctors and dentists to patients (hq in Warsaw), has just secured $1 million from Point Nine Capital, RTAventures, Piton Capital and a group of private investors. The fresh capital will be used to finance the expansion into foreign markets and further the development of an online physician appointment system.
DocPlanner.com (which seems to be inspired by ZocDoc) is a network of medical scheduling services that enable patients to find a physician or dentist online, see other patients’ reviews, and easily schedule appointments via physician calendars. DocPlanner currently operates in five European countries: It was launched in 2010 in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. This year, the group increased the pace of its expansion, introducing its services on German and Russian markets. DocPlanner is an established leader in Poland and the Czech Republic, and is currently gaining traction in Russia. Overall, the group’s services are visited by over 2.5 million patients a month, including 1.7 million in Poland and 0.6 million in the Czech Republic. DocPlanner intends to launch online medical scheduling services to five additional countries in the near future.
Mariusz Gralewski, a co-founder of the DocPlanner service group, stated:“The funding will enable us to expand our services to new foreign markets and continue to rapidly develop and improve our flagship service, an online physician appointment calendar. I believe that DocPlanner’s approach to making online appointments with doctors will become a global standard. Our goal is to become the leader in the field of online physician appointment systems on every market we operate on”.