LocalMed in the Business Report
LocalMed was recently profiled in the Baton Rouge Business Report as a company on the rise by reporter, Meredith Whitten. “Juggling constantly changing work, family and social calendars can make the task of scheduling a dental appointment quite challenging for even the most organized among us.LocalMed wants to change that.
Based in Baton Rouge, the software development company that got its start in the LSU Student Incubator has built an online, live-scheduling platform that gives patients the ability to find dentists and book appointments 24/7.
Keith English, LocalMed’s CEO, says this benefits both patients and providers.
“From the patient’s side of the equation, LocalMed gives you the ability to choose an appointment that fits in with the rest of your life. A patient can connect and schedule with their existing dentist or, if they don’t have a dentist, locate and schedule with a dentist of their choosing,” he says. “For providers, LocalMed allows patients to find a dentist’s profile and book appointments 24 hours a day instead of just during office hours. Providers can use their existing marketing efforts to drive new patients to their practice at any time of the day.”
Unlike other online scheduling services, LocalMed’s platform offers real-time scheduling by connecting directly to a practice’s existing management system, meaning the patient sees the same calendar that the practice sees, so the appointment is set as soon as the patient clicks “schedule appointment.”
As such, LocalMed eliminates lag time and removes the potential for errors, such as double-booking.
Dr. Robert Delarosa, a pediatric dentist who has worked in the Baton Rouge area since 1985, says LocalMed offers “all kinds of positives” to his patients.
“The biggest benefit it has for patients is it gives them the freedom to schedule appointments when it’s most convenient for them,” he says. 'They can do it after-hours, after the kids are asleep, when they have more time and can look at everyone’s schedule.'”
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