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IndustryMedical Industry
FounderCyrus Massoumi, Nick Ganju and Dr. Oliver Kharraz
New York City
United States
Area served
2000+ cities across the United States
Key people
Nick Ganju and Dr. Oliver Kharraz
Productsmedical appointment booking platform
Websitewww.zocdoc.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Zocdoc is an online medical care appointment booking service, providing free of charge medical care search facility for end users by integrating information about medical practices and doctors' individual schedules in a central location. The company is based in New York City, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Pune, India.

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Zocdoc provides a scheduling system on paid subscription basis for medical personnel. The scheduling system can be accessed by subscribers both as an online service and via the deployed office calendar software, or integrated with their websites.[1] The subscriber's schedules are available to the patients. The company announced it changed the pricing model from subscription to referral fee in some markets in January, 2019. [2]

The end user-searchable database includes specialties, range of services, office locations, photographs, personnel educational background and user-submitted reviews.[3][4] For each doctor the users are able to review the free slots in the schedule and make appointments for specific time slots.[5]


The service was launched during the TechCrunch40 conference in 2007.[5] Initially limited to Manhattan,[1] it has since expanded to cover 40% of the U.S. population across 2000+ cities, and is used by more than 5,000,000 people per month.[4][6][7] [8][9] The service may be used as Android,[10] iOS, or web application,[8] as well as Spanish-language version with the launch of Zocdoc en Español.[11]

In October 2012, the company launched its first new product since inception: Zocdoc Check-in, which allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their visit.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "Zocdoc Takes Pain out of Making Appointments", PC World, April 8, 2009, archived from the original on April 10, 2009, retrieved December 4, 2012
  2. ^ Farr, Christina (January 29, 2019). "Doctor booking app Zocdoc will start charging a new patient fee despite objections from some providers". CNBC. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Montalbano, Elizabeth (January 22, 2010), "Click here to see the doctor", CNN, archived from the original on October 10, 2012, retrieved July 30, 2012
  4. ^ a b Urvaksh, Karkaria (July 1, 2011), "Zocdoc developing prescription for doctor's office", Atlanta Business Chronicle, archived from the original on January 11, 2015, retrieved July 30, 2012
  5. ^ a b "ZocDoc: I Hope You Are Not Too Good to Be True", TechCrunch, December 7, 2010, archived from the original on November 26, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012
  6. ^ Galewitzy, Phil (January 3, 2011), "Medical practices increasingly allow online appointments", USA Today, archived from the original on July 12, 2012, retrieved July 30, 2012
  7. ^ "Zocdoc CEO: We'll be nationwide by end of year - Fortune Tech", CNN, March 5, 2014, archived from the original on March 13, 2014, retrieved March 5, 2014
  8. ^ a b Brody, Barbara (May 13, 2011), "An Easier Way to Schedule A Doctor's Appointment", Woman's Day, archived from the original on August 27, 2011, retrieved July 30, 2012
  9. ^ "Zocdoc CrunchBase Profile", Crunchbase, November 27, 2012, archived from the original on November 26, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012
  10. ^ Parsons, Chris (July 26, 2011), "Zocdoc launches free Android app - Instantly book doctor appointments from your device", Android Central, archived from the original on July 27, 2012, retrieved July 30, 2012
  11. ^ "New Zocdoc en Español helps Hispanics locate Spanish-speaking doctors", VOXXI, June 27, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012[dead link]
  12. ^ Heussner, Ki Mae (October 4, 2012), "No more clipboards: Zocdoc lets patients check in online", Gigaom, archived from the original on December 5, 2012, retrieved December 4, 2012

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