When BookThatDoc first launched in October 2013, the company had fewer than 10 employees. Today, this unique online healthcare scheduling service announced it would expand its Altamonte Springs-based service by 40 jobs over the next three years and make a capital investment of $580,639 in the region.
“With the support of our community partners and medical professionals, we’ve been thrilled by the growth of our service, which helps people find and schedule medical appointments online instantly and provides important healthcare information – at no cost,” said Matt Bohannon, President of BookThatDoc.
BookThatDoc is a free service that helps patients find a medical provider, book appointments and engage with peers and medical professionals in its online, interactive forum devoted to healthcare information.
With about 1,500 members signed up, BookThatDoc provides online scheduling for about 130 medical professionals, including general practice, pediatricians, dentistry and specialists. Its online directory also lets people search for healthcare services by name, specialty, location and insurance.
The company said it plans to add jobs in information technology, software development and customer service to expand its scheduling services to medical professionals from Jacksonville to Tampa. Eventually, BookThatDoc hopes to offer online scheduling for practitioners statewide.
“The Orlando area’s commitment to growing technology startups has helped drive our expansion plans, which involve hiring locally,” Bohannon said. “The region’s large numbers of young professionals and families provide a perfect match for our online booking services.”
“Retaining and expanding existing businesses is a critical element in our ongoing efforts to stimulate our local economy,” said Seminole County Chairman Bob Dallari. “Seminole County is committed to assisting BookThatDoc grow, expand and succeed.”
“Our region’s reputation for talented workforce, especially in tech, and its growing life sciences and healthcare industry make it the ideal location for BookThatDoc to expand,” said Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission. “We’re pleased with BookThatDoc’s decision to grow its service base and create new jobs for our community.”
Seminole County, the Orlando Economic Development Commission, Seminole State College and CareerSource Florida collaborated on this project.
Originally posted by the Orlando Economic Development Commission