DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, DMC Medical Group introduces a new service, powered by digital health platform ZocDoc, designed to help patients more easily access DMC Medical Group physicians via online scheduling. At launch, the new service facilitates online appointment-making with participating providers across Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, ENT, Urology, Bariatric, Pain Management, and Cardiology. Additional physicians, specialties, and appointment availability will be added in the coming months.
To use this free service, patients visit www.detroitdocappts.com. Patients can then see doctors’ schedules in real time, along with qualifications, verified patient reviews, photos, and additional tools for selecting providers who best fit their needs. Patients choose an open timeslot and schedule their own appointment with a few clicks. This service removes friction from the traditional patient experience by eliminating time-consuming phone calls, helping patients book with DMC Medical Group doctors 24/7 (even when the office is closed), and sending email and text reminders about upcoming appointments to help reduce no-shows.
“We’re proud to offer this leading-edge technology to patients,” said Wayne O. Winney, senior regional director of physician operations for the DMC Medical Group. “ZocDoc is yet another way our patients can stay connected to their providers and take a more active role in their own healthcare.”
Often Detroit residents wait more than two weeks on average for medical appointments, according to a study by healthcare search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates. However, the typical ZocDoc appointment takes place in just 24 hours. This is made possible by ZocDoc’s online marketplace that shows doctors’ real-time availability – including last-minute cancellations and no-shows – to patients who are seeking care.
About DMC Medical Group
DMC Medical Group is an extension of the DMC physician family, caring for patients in locations all over town – and backed by all the resources of Detroit Medical Center. The DMC Medical Group is committed to providing patients with a more modern, streamlined healthcare experience, where accessibility and convenience are key.
ZocDoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use ZocDoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, ZocDoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. ZocDoc is free for patients and available across the United States via ZocDoc.com or the ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android.