OpenTable For MDs: BetterDoctor Launches To Help You Find The Best Available Care Near You
"This is my personal vendetta against the broken healthcare system," Ari Tulla tells me, mid-pitch, while standing on the sidewalk after a recent TechCrunch event in Redwood City. He's talking about BetterDoctor, a startup he co-founded last year after struggling to find the best, local physicians in San Francisco during a series of family medical emergencies. Ari left his position as the head of Nokia's App Studios not long thereafter, teaming up with Nokia's Chief Architect Tapio Tolvanen to pursue BetterDoctor. The co-founders built the startup at Founders Den, debuting at the entrepreneurial clubhouse's Demo Day back in February. After six months of "furious Bay Area beta testing," Tulla and Tolvanen are today launching their nationwide physician's search service, available for end users via web app and for doctors via its "Doctor Dashboard."