About SpeedocA health-tech company with the goal of shifting advanced medical care from hospital to home
Who We AreSpeedoc was founded in 2017 in Singapore, comprising of doctors, engineers and business executives that wanted to prove medical care need not be a lengthy, cumbersome experience. With the ageing population to address and improved access to technology, Speedoc built a complete end-to-end system for doctors and patients, so that house call doctor services can be provided with ease and minimal burden to people in the community. With Speedoc, home medical services need not be limited to only immobile patients, but to everyday people who may require GP or A&E visits for themselves or their loved ones.
The Speedoc Story
We listened to the problems that the people around us faced. These were people we loved and cared for. We heard their stories.
We saw friends sustain serious injuries and having to wait in the emergency room in excruciating pain for hours. We saw other friends take time off work that they couldn’t spare because they had to accompany their elderly parents to the doctor. We saw other friends, still, who were declined job offers because their child fell sick on the first day of work.
Being healthcare professionals, we thought to ourselves – there has to be a better option. So, we created one.
Dr. Shravan Verma, MD (S’pore)
Founder & CEO
Medical doctor having worked in various public restructured hospitals, with a background in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering.
Co-Founder, Head of Marketing & Communications
WKW (NTU) grad, built a Communications department from scratch 2 years after graduation
Dr. Steve Tan, MBBS
Medical Director, Transformation
Ex-HOD of the largest network of private A&E in Singapore. Specialised in Family Medicine with 15+ years of practical experience in hospital, emergency, and primary care environments.
Startup founder with successful exits, CTO for two startups previously, graduated from University of Edinburgh.
Head, Business Development
Registered Nurse From CGH, 5 Years Singapore Airlines Flight Attendant, Well-experienced in healthcare industry sales.
Dr. Fahir Khiard, MBChB
Medical Director, Clinical Services
Experienced physician from working in the public polyclinics for 4 years.
Head of Nursing
Senior staff nurse with 10+ years experience in Orthopedics and Pediatrics.
Dr. Zubin Daruwalla
Healthcare Consulting Director, PwC South East Asia
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore
Original Shark on “Shark Tank”, Inventor of the Infomercial, Founder of As Seen on TV
Partner, Clifford Chance Asia
Founder & CEO, Slate Alt
We believe that healthcare comprises of 2 words: “Health” and “care”.
For a long time, doctors and other medical professionals have focused on “health” aspect of healthcare. They’ve done it well. That’s gotten us to a world class system. However, it got us thinking whatever happened to the “care” part of the equation? Do “health” and “care” have to come at the expense of each other?
Our hearts told us no. Quality medical attention does not mean compromising on care.
We set out on this endeavour not just to be best-in-class when it came to ensuring good patient health, but we also wanted to be leaders in our field when it came to patient care. We ensure that every Speedoctor has adequate time for their patients and not rush through their consultations and diagnosis. When we recruit Speedoctors or get partner doctors to join our team, we emphasize the importance of good bedside manners and a sincere, caring nature before we proceed with the onboarding process.
Since the beginning, we had a vision of making an impact on Singapore’s healthcare landscape. As we grew from strength to strength, that vision became a little bit clearer. Having been awarded a SPRING Singapore grant, we are on our way to work for streamlining healthcare in Singapore.
In the long term, by making healthcare more convenient, accessible and affordable to all, Speedoc seeks to focus on preventative healthcare, including management of chronic conditions in its early stages, loosening up resources and manpower for patients who have more serious and life-threatening cases.
In the future, we’re committed to using data in smart ways to make sure that we can do things like disease prediction, disease intervention, outbreak prediction and other forms of bioinformatics. It’s an exciting road ahead and we hope that you’re right there with us.
We will always continue to look for better and smarter ways to provide medical care; you can count on that!
When we first set up Speedoc, all we had was a belief. A belief, that everyone deserved quality healthcare, and to provide it for our patients was to provide for their dignity.
Nowhere was our mission more evident that when we started out on our social journey. When the needy opened their doors and hearts to us, we knew in our hearts that we had made the right decision. We took in the elderly, the infirm into our care and made sure the immobile didn’t have to make painful trips to the doctor; we made sure those with low immunity didn’t have to wait in waiting rooms for hours. We went into the heartlands, and right into the rooms and houses of people and did holistic assessments of their living conditions. We looked at nutrition and cleanliness and fall risks, and so many other things that would never have surfaced during a normal trip to the doctor.
And at that moment, we knew we had made the right decision.