Remember when doctors used to make house calls? Those days may be coming back.
These days you can take yourself to the doctor or teleport the doctor to you from a mobile device Now Heal, a startup out of Los Angeles, wants to take us back to an era of old-fashioned house calls by ‘ubering’ a doctor to your door.
We’ve written about marijuana delivery services that will ‘uber’ over a doctor to you for “insomnia” and other needs for weed, but Heal sends the traditional kind of medical doctor, complete with black bag, stethoscope and other portable, hi-tech gadgets.
Heal founder Dr. Renee Dua, a board certified kidney specialist, came up with the idea after spending a long night in the ER for her infant son’s cold. “It was awful. When your kid is sick you need a simple way to get a doctor fast,” she said. Unfortunately for Dr. Dua, there weren’t any pediatricians available at the hospital that night and she had to sit around…
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