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Air Doctor , a Jerusalem-based eHealth startup, provides a marketplace designed to match patients with specialized physicians while traveling. The Company’s platform helps ensure that international travelers have a plan for dealing with illness or other health emergencies that may arise while in a foreign country.

Air Doctor connects travelers with certified and verified doctors in a wide range of specialties and allows users to read reviews written by actual patients. Air Doctor offers a win-win solution, enabling travelers to locate quality medical service abroad. Air Doctor is already operational in 15 countries: Israel, Greece, England, Spain, Italy, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Mexico, Holland, France, Germany, and Austria, and are planning soon to start in the USA, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belgium, Peru, and others.

After completing his military service, Yam Derfler, Air Doctor’s founder, did what many newly released Israeli soldiers do: He went off to see the world. Only something went wrong in Mexico, when Derfler got sick and couldn’t find a doctor. He ended up in a hospital getting the wrong treatment.

Back home after he finally recovered, Derfler found that others had suffered similar experiences abroad, unfamiliar with the local language and medical system. His research revealed doctor-locating apps in specific countries are geared to residents, but nothing for tourists.

So in 2015, he and three cofounders began building Air Doctor, a platform that lets travelers (or their loved ones) locate an appropriate physician and book an immediate or scheduled appointment. Doctors can be chosen based on location, medical specialty, language spoken, and other clients’ reviews.

The app went live last summer after the Israeli Company won a $3.1 million investment from insure-tech startup studio Kamet, run by AXA at offices in Paris, London, and Tel Aviv.

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Source – Israel21C