Does your doctor make house calls? Or come to your office? That could change.
Pager, a company whose mobile app (iOS) connects patients and doctors, will expand service to Chicago and four other cities by the end of 2015. Of course, a house call can cost you $299. The company’s app has been available in Manhattan and Brooklyn since last year.
“Common conditions can be treated wherever the patient is,” Dr. Richard Boxer, Pager’s chief medical officer, said in a news release.
The company says doctors in its network are board-certified primary care physicians and specialize in emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. The doctors can perform diagnostic exams, physicals, write prescriptions, and order and interpret lab tests and X-rays.
Pager was founded by former Uber engineer Oscar Salazar, entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy and venture capitalist Philip Eytan. The company has raised more than $4.5 million in initial financing from Lux Capital, Montage Ventures and private investors.