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article / 29 Sep 2016

Online health service reducing specialist wait times for Australians



When you or someone you love is struggling with a health issue – the fear of ‘not knowing’ can be overwhelming.

The added stress of being referred to a specialist who has a wait list of months or even years can be too much to bear.

What millions of Australians are now doing is turning to the Internet to find a specialist who can see them quickly.

This was the case for Stuart and his wife, Lina.

Stuart was having unexplained seizures. One day it happened on the way to work.

“I was driving 100kms an hour down the M7 and had a seizure, which caused me to black out. While I was unconscious I hit the crash barrier and skid down the freeway. When I woke up I had no idea what was going on.”

Immediately after the accident, Stuart went to his GP where he was given a referral to a Neurologist. Unfortunately, the wait time to see the specialist left Stuart and his wife feeling anxious.
They needed answers and had their new baby, Fraser, to look after.

“When I got home I went online and searched for neurologists. Some of them had waitlists for over 9 months! When SpecialistNow popped up I contacted them straight away and I couldn’t believe how quickly they matched me with a specialist. Within 5 days I had an appointment with a Neurologist,” said Stuart. is a free online service offered by Healthshare, an Australian digital health company. The service is helping thousands of Australians, like Stuart, who need to see a qualified specialist quickly by finding them an earlier appointment.

“So far we’ve helped 5 million Australians find solutions to their health issues and we’ve received hundreds of stories from people like Stuart. We want Australians to know that there’s someone here who can give them a hand” says Healthshare CEO Rami Weiss. has relationships with hundreds of qualified Australian medical specialists and practices who are able to see patients quickly.

“Because of the seizures and everything happening to our family, I was under so much stress” Stuart said. “Once we were booked in, we could relax a bit. The appointment went well and the specialist was fantastic.”

If you’re looking for a shorter wait time to see a specialist visit

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Sylvia Freedman / 0401 208 070 /

For info about SpecialistNow contact:
Chris Barakat / Business Director / 02 8075 2580 /

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