ZocDoc Expands its Operations in Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Ariz. – AUGUST 27, 2014 – ZocDoc, a free service that helps patients find local doctors and instantly book appointments online, has signed a 30,000-square-foot office lease in Scottsdale, Ariz. just down the street from its current offices at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The New York-based company opened its first Phoenix-area office in March 2013. Today, it employs more than 90 Scottsdale-based employees focused on sales and customer service and plans to expand the local workforce by hundreds to help support its continued, rapid national growth. Earlier this year, ZocDoc announced plans to be live in all 48 contiguous U.S. states by the end of 2014.
"When we realized we wanted to expand our operations outside of New York City, we did a comprehensive assessment of a wide variety of markets across Mountain and Pacific time zones," said ZocDoc founder and CEO Cyrus Massoumi. "Given its strong universities, direct flights to New York, great weather, incredible talent base and more, the Phoenix- Scottsdale area came out head-and-shoulders above everything else we considered."
“I was thrilled when ZocDoc chose to make Scottsdale its first expansion location last year and am even more excited that it has grown so rapidly in the past year that it is already expanding into larger space,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “This is a great testament to our strong local labor pool as well as the premier business environment that Downtown Scottsdale offers.”
Massoumi founded ZocDoc along with Oliver Kharraz, MD (ZocDoc COO) and Nick Ganju (ZocDoc CTO) nearly seven years ago. The three-person operation, initially run out of an apartment in lower Manhattan, now has more than 600 employees in New York, the Phoenix area and Pune, as well as employees throughout the United States. More than 5 million patients use ZocDoc’s free service every month and patients have booked more than 1,000 different types of procedures on ZocDoc to date.
One of the most significant reasons the company has experienced such rapid growth and adoption is that patients love the free service ZocDoc provides. Not only does ZocDoc help patients more easily find nearby, in-network physicians and instantly book appointments online, the service also makes the process much faster. While the average national wait time to see a doctor is 18.5 days, the typical ZocDoc appointment takes place in less than 24 hours.
Looking ahead, ZocDoc will continue to expand the functionality of its service—seeking to deliver a more seamless healthcare experience for patients and providers alike—by layering new products and features on top of its core online scheduling platform. The company will build upon the success of products like ZocDoc Check-In, which allows patients to fill out paperwork online prior to appointments and then saves the information for future visits with other ZocDoc physicians.
ZocDoc continues to seek great talent to join its Scottsdale-based team, and candidates interested in joining ZocDoc can visit www.zocdoc.com/careers to explore career opportunities.
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More than 5 million patients use ZocDoc each month to find a nearby doctor or dentist, read verified reviews and
health content, and instantly book appointments online. By revealing the 'hidden supply' of appointments, ZocDoc helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors’ schedules. With ZocDoc Check-In, patients can fill out their paperwork online prior to their appointment, and physicians receive more complete and accurate patient information. ZocDoc is currently available in nearly 2,000 cities, and across more than 40 US states. This service is free for patients via ZocDoc.com or free ZocDoc apps for iPhone and Android.
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