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Online Consultation Portal Adds 3 Super-specialties, Now has 600 Doctors in over 40 specialties

May 22, 2013 - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

E-commerce is springing up like a rage; we can now even pay Government corporation bills online. But when it comes to my health, we can’t quickly consult a Doctor online to check about my symptoms, get an opinion about a blood test, get a second opinion about a complex procedure like back surgery, or get a personalized opinion of a Dermatologist by uploading a picture. Thanks to DoctorSpring, now, all this could happen online without booking appointments with doctors, going anywhere and waiting.

“Healthcare delivery is broken. We believe getting medical advice and opinions from certified Doctors should be easier. And Internet technology can bridge the wide gap between Doctors and patients. is our humble attempt to make healthcare delivery less complicated and to change how patients seek medical information and advice forever”, says DoctorSpring Medical Director, Dr. Deepu Sebin. An Internal Medicine specialist himself, he found that despite so much medical information now available on web, it is really tough to find personalized and trustworthy answers from actual experts to health questions. Along with his co-founders Satya Sidhartha Parija and Gurlivleen Grewal, the trio created DoctorSpring to enable patients make the most informed health decisions by creating a frictionless platform for Doctors to provide online medical consultations. The team had previously worked on their first venture together, Newdigm which created Decision-support technology for village health-workers.

On the question of process of a consult, Dr. Sebin added, “First a user submits a question and makes a payment on the website. The user could upload reports, pictures and choose the specialty of the Doctor. Our in-house physician reviews the query and forwards the consultation request to the concerned available specialist on our panel. The reply by the Doctor(s) is then forwarded to the user. Average response-time from Doctors is 2-4 hours. User then can ask free follow-up questions to seek any clarifications, get more details etc. Once the consult is marked complete by the user, we share the revenue with the consulting physician. We have handled thousands of paid and free medical queries till now and have found very positive feedback from users.”

The portal now features over 120 approved Doctors from India, US, UK, Australia among other countries in 41 specialties, along with 600 plus Doctors who are in queue for approval. In addition to access to global patients, Doctors can enhance their online presence and demonstrate their expertise online. Recently, DoctorSpring added 3 more super-specialties – Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Endocrinology and Neuro-ophthalmology. In near-term we plan to add live chat with doctors and monthly subscription plans for users, added Dr. Sebin.

About DoctorSpring

Doctor Spring Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading healthcare companies in India. Through their online platform,, users can consult Doctors for personalized opinions, suggestions and latest medical information.

For more information about online doctor consultations, or to schedule a meeting or interview with founders of, please email at

Source: Business Wire India


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