SUMMARY: Here’s a startup that will charge you $40 for a phone consultation with a doctor.



“They are your health dollars and it is your valuable time. Spend them wisely!” is the motto of this startup, Doctor on Demand, which just raised $3 million in venture capital funding.

One co-founder is Adam Jackson; he is said to have started his career as a software engineer. “Doctor On Demand is his third venture-backed company. His first was acquired by Intuit (INTU) in 2006 and second by Advance Auto Parts (AAP) in 2011.” The other co-founder, Jay McGraw, “is also the CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions and the Emmy Award-winning creator and executive producer of ‘The Doctors.’ “

They just raised $3 million in venture funding from Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures and Lerer Ventures.

Telemedicine is hot: We have written about it before, notably in this blog post. One big provider, Teladoc, with offices in Dallas and Greenwich, Ct., bills itself as “the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 6 million members.” This fall, it acquired Consult A Doctor. The site doesn’t say how much a call costs.



Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...