In an ideal world, everyone would get a full physical with a primary care physician every year. But for many people, life gets in the way — they get busy with work or their families, and making an appointment and carving out time to go to the doctor seems like too much of a hassle. The next thing they know, years have gone by without a checkup.

Circle Medical is a company that’s launched out of our Summer 2015 class that wants to make it easy for patients to get the routine primary care they need in a way that fits in with their lives. A patient simply downloads the Circle Medical app, scans their insurance card, picks a doctor
and books an appointment the doctor to visit them at home or at
work.

TechCrunch’s Fitz Tepper wrote about Circle Medical in a story published earlier this month:

“While other doctor-on-demand startups have existed for a while,
Circle Medical’s goal is to provide a service that can used as a regular
part of your life, not just in emergencies or last-minute situations.

To achieve this, the startup focuses on two pain points that traditionally keep patients tied town to a physical practice.

First, Circle Medical is considered in-network for over 97 percent of
patients in California who have private insurance. This means a visit
normally costs no more than your regular doctor, and often less.

The second unique aspect of Circle Medical is that all of its doctors
are full time. This means you can pick a doctor and have them become
your new primary care physician.”

Read the full story here, and see the Hacker News discussion here.