Right from the start in September 2013, the ambition of Doctena was to simplify the way patients can book medical appointments. Patients in Luxembourg seem to agree and have rapidly embraced its online booking tools.
Today, the patient can choose from 60.000 available appointments slots on offer from over 150 practitioners covering a wide range of specialties. “Two thirds of the patients using Doctena do see a doctor within a week. Our apps are particularly appreciated by the international community as you can search the doctors by the language spoken” says Patrick Kersten, founder and CEO. “Booking a medical visit is very easy. The patient can choose his favourite timeslot on his smartphone or on the website.”
Following on its success in Luxembourg, the team did launch a second website in Brussels during the summer of 2014. Building on this experience, a new subsidiary has been created in the Netherlands in preparation of the expansion of operations to Amsterdam.
To accelerate its growth, Doctena has proceeded to a capital increase from private investors. The board has been reinforced with the presence of Xavier Buck, Internet expert and serial entrepreneur, and Pietro Longo, expert in corporate governance, to support the international development of the company.
The Ministry of Economics of Luxembourg has also been supportive of the company qualifying it for the ‘Young Innovative Company’ program. Doctena is expecting to double the staff employed in Luxembourg by end of the year.
What is doctena.lu?
On Doctena.lu you will find 60.000 available appointment slots for a medical visit. The Doctena.lu website and the Doctena iPhone app are part of the first doctor appointment platform of Luxembourg. Since its launch in September 2013, thousands medical visits have been organised in Luxembourg through the platform.
The patient has access to over 150 active doctors in Luxembourg, representing 19 different specialities and speaking 20 different languages. There is a large choice of English speaking doctors. Being able to filter doctors by language spoken is very appreciated by the international community living in Luxembourg.
Who is Doctena?
The mission of Doctena is to help patients get a doctor appointment, by using the newest technologies and helping doctors reduce the administrative tasks allotted to their medical teams. Doctena s.a. is a ‘société anonyme’ under the management of a local team with Patrick Kersten at its front. Doctena is member of the BioHealth Cluster Luxembourg.