Save time by booking your medical consultation online: health problems are among the worst stressors. When it comes to finding the cause of one or more symptoms, you want answers and you want them fast! The time and energy required to find a doctor, make an appointment and get to the consultation site, only to wait for an hour in the waiting room, generates a lot of frustration. In response to this problem, a new trend in the healthcare industry aims to simplify this obstacle course by completely revamping the process of making medical appointments.
For too long, the onus has been on patients to find out which physician can best meet their health care needs. After that, it was still necessary to check whether the doctor was receiving new patients. If not: back to square one. Finally, once the right specialist has been found, it’s time to schedule the appointment. This begins an endless telephone conversation during which you are sent from department to department until you finally reach the right department. You are now placed on hold until the secretary is available to take your call. This is followed by a list of all your contact and personal information needed to make an appointment. Then, at the time of validating the appointment, you learn that there is no more availability for 3 months. Since you can’t wait that long, you hang up and start the whole process over again.
This type of scenario is far from being an isolated case. But how can this process be made easier and faster? Nothing could be easier! Several European companies are launching new software and applications that allow you to access, with a single click, the agenda of all registered physicians in your area. One of them is Doctena. Doctena is active in 6 countries and provides planning solutions to doctors and dentists.
The principle is very simple. Register, log in and make an appointment. All the research work has already been done for you. All you have to do is find the doctor(s) who are available at the time that is most convenient for you. No more waiting on the phone, only to hear that the doctor is not available. Their agendas are right in front of you; you enter your contact information, confirm the appointment and that’s it!
The icing on the cake is that this online booking service is not only available for first appointments. Your doctor can schedule a follow-up appointment, book a new check-up, or even make an appointment with a colleague when you have not yet left the office.
This new technology is totally secure and very easy to use. And if, as a bonus, it limits the loss of time and the stress generated by health problems, there is no reason to deprive yourself of it!
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PS: Doctena allows you to make free online appointments with thousands of doctors in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.