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Backed by a group of physician partners and investors, ATD is expanding into India with the opening of its first clinic - one step in an aggressive growth strategy which will include physician referrals, appointment bookings and ATD clinics in North America and around the world.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
ATD Health Network Inc., owners of the world's most popular question and answer physician advice website AskTheDoctor.com, is completing an initial $3 million USD Angel investment round with a large group of Canadian and American physicians, business leaders and star athletes/celebrities.
The investment group includes physicians who will consult for the team of doctors that serve ATD clients with timely, professional, one on one expert advice to serve the growing number of people who turn to the web first, for their health needs.
"83 percent of US Internet users look for health information online, the third highest internet activity, ahead of Facebook," says Prakash Chand, President and CEO of the ATD Health Network. Our new investors recognize the immense opportunity of participating in the growth of the top medical Q and A company. We serve our clients with valuable direct medical advice from physicians, first online, and in the future we will facilitate referrals and treatment through our clinics and physician appointment booking services.
ATD is in the process of opening its first clinic in India in Hyderabad - a step en route to becoming a full medical service provider with clinics around the world.
"With rising costs and accessibility barriers health providers will need to take an innovative, streamlined and hybrid approach to get people the care they need," said ATD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suneel Sharman. Our goal is to maximize the efficiencies of online physician advice combined with booking services and clinics to help people everywhere get healthcare answers and treatment quickly.
"After receiving advice on AskTheDoctor.com, our appointment booking system will change the landscape of how patients access medical care in all realms, including cosmetic procedures in plastic surgery," said Dr. Kunaal Jindal, Head of the ATD Health Network Plastic Surgery Division. "Our all-in-one healthcare service will be remarkably convenient and effective for users."
To facilitate this rollout ATD is set to raise $30 million USD at a $300 million USD valuation in its next round of funding. The investments will be used for hiring more physicians for the ever expanding Q&A data bank, and to open up the first series of medical walk in clinics and full service hospitals.
About ATD Health Network Inc.
ATD Health Network Inc. are the owners of AskThedoctor.com, the world's leading online source for medical advice for anyone, anywhere, in the world. Users submit their personalized medical questions via a simple-to-use online form. Depending on the nature of the question, answers may be provided by general practitioners or a specialist. After having their questions answered the user may book an appointment online with a local physician recommended by ATD Health Network (only if necessary). AskTheDoctor.com has been a partner of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland providing them with access to their question and answer data bank for medical research purposes. For more information visit http://www.AskTheDoctor.com.
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