Flydoc brings new dimension to healthcare services
Help treat patients at any hospital or nursing home as per the patient’s selection and convenience
Flydoc.in, a concept by Aries Surgery Associates Company, is one unique healthcare model, which helps treat patients at any hospital or nursing home as per the patient’s selection and convenience. Flydoc.in is a brainchild of doctors and consists of a fleet of top-class surgeons and physicians. It allows access to high-end surgical procedures affordable and accessible to patients, in their vicinity.
Patients can select a hospital from amongst Flydoc’s empanelled list of hospitals giving them the ability to select from different price points for the same treatment by Flydoc’s doctors. Patients thus select a hospital-based on their budget.
Dr Sunit Mediratta, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and Co-Founder of Flydoc says, “Once a patient requests services of our specialists, our team will assess the feasibility of treatment at a hospital /nursing home close to the patient’s residence for our doctors to conduct the surgery“.
“Most of the common procedures in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, gynaecology, urology and ENT can be performed in small hospitals and nursing homes. Safety, sterility and hygiene are never compromised and complex procedures are performed at designated hospitals,” says Dr Ashish Srivastav, Consultant Neurosurgeon, who has previously worked with Max and Apollo Hospitals at Delhi and is the medical advisor to Flydoc.
The Flydoc team of doctors have treated patients in Patna, Srinagar, Udaipur, Guwahati besides Delhi NCR. The Flydoc team has also identified hospitals and nursing homes in Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore and Ambala where adequate infrastructure exists to provide surgical treatment to patients, thus saving travel costs and inconvenience to patient families who wish to get treated by experienced and skilled doctors in metro cities.
As the doctors work on a fee for service and there are no fixed costs of running a hospital involved, a patient is required to pay only a minimal overhead cost.
Dr Mediratta adds, “Our flexible model keeps our cost structure much lower allowing the best treatment by best doctors without needing to burn your pockets. The group also provides an additional discount of 20 per cent on surgical treatments for patients with a family income of less than Rs 3 lakhs per annum and to people of the Armed forces and their families. Our doctors have successfully performed more than 100 surgeries since inception.”
The group has now ventured into providing home visits by specialist doctors for patients in Delhi. This division is looked after by Dr Vibhu Bahl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Apollo Hospital, Delhi. Other services available are teleconsultations and medical air ambulance service using both commercial and charter flights.