Lightning Pitch: Heal – On demand concierge medicine

By Editor March 6, 2015

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Get well, better.


Heal is like Uber, but for doctors. We know how hard it is for busy families to get themselves or their kids to the doctor’s office. The traffic, parking and wait times turn a ten minute appointment into a half-day hassle.

Heal offers high-quality, unhurried medical care for adults and kids in the privacy, comfort, and cleanliness of their own home. Heal is concierge medicine, on demand—a house call doctor for everyone. Here’s how it works:

1.) Request an independent, licensed pediatrician or family doctor right from your iPhone.

2.) The doctor comes to your home in under an hour, for only $99. No hidden fees.

3.) Doctors are available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily, including weekends.

4) Payment is simple—enter your credit card and it’s charged right after your visit.

5) You’ll receive a full medical summary within 24 hours.

Heal is cheaper and faster than our competition. At $99 a visit, none of the other companies in the space can match that price. Not only this, but we arrive within an hour—faster than both Pager and Medicast. Beyond this, Heal focuses on the family. Our brand is synonymous with friendly, patient and thorough medical care. While others focus on urgent care, we believe we can replace a family’s primary care physician.

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Renee Dua, MD is board certified in nephrology, hypertension, and internal medicine, and served as chief of medicine at Valley Presbyterian and Simi Valley Hospitals. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, her MD at Rosalind Franklin University, her residency at UCLA and her fellowship in nephrology at USC. Renee and her husband are enjoying the travails of being parents to a rambunctious one-year-old boy.

Nick Desai is a serial tech entrepreneur leading vision, strategy, recruiting and fundraising for Heal. He’s raised over $47 million in venture capital for his four startups since 1998. Most recently, Nick was CEO of FitOrbit—the leader in Internet-based weight loss coaching solutions, funded by Spark Capital and health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from U.C. Irvine and an master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. He lives in the Pacific Palisades with his wife and one-year-old son, who is his pride and joy.

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