Doctor on Demand
Innovative Austin company delivers the doctor right to your door
KVUE — A new Austin business is calling itself the "Uber of healthcare" and hopes to change the future by mimicking the past with house calls.
"It's kind of like the old days of the house call," said Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch, who started with Remedy Urgent Care a month ago. His vision: to alleviate long office visits, exposure to other germs, and the expense of urgent care or emergency room facilities.
"My family and I worked in Africa, we did three, four years overseas," Gabrysch said. "During that time we learned things could be handled with fewer resources."
A two-person team made up of a physician or physician's assistant arrive at a patient's home within 90 minutes, equipped with everything from gauze to crutches and splints packed inside a doctor's office on wheels. They also can prescribe medication and do minor procedures including stitches, IV fluids, and injections.
"We see all kinds of things, coughs, colds, sprains," Gabrysch said.
Remedy launched its mobile app on January 12, so getting a doctor in the house is even easier. The initial fee for the service is $49. After the visit, the patient is charged a $99 fee or their urgent care co-pay at the time of service.
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