Helping Other Cancer Patients: One Employee's Story of Survival and How She's Making a Difference

By pokitdok,


Recently one of our employees, Nichole Henson, had the opportunity to speak in front of 6,000 cancer survivors at Stanford Medical Center's Stand-Up for Cancer Awareness event, sharing her amazing story of survival. Nichole came to us initially as a customer, after searching for an oncologist and then dermatology provider to help with her hair  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism

Obamacare's Silver Lining

By pokitdok,


Most agree that big changes are coming to your health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as "Obamacare." But the best, unintended consequence of the ACA is quietly brewing right now: over the next ten years, a robust, competitive, cash-based marketplace for all health care services - from the  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism

PokitDok, which wants to turn patients into savvier consumers, raises another $4M

By pokitdok,


Want to find the cheapest health services in your area? Startup PokitDok has raised $4 million to build out a national marketplace for health and wellness. Read the full story at GigaOm.

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism

PokitDok makes cash payments eaiser for doctors and patients

By pokitdok,


What Castlight Health is to people with employer-provided health insurance, PokitDok is to people with high deductible plans. The new "set your price" service for basic healthcare services may be what "consumer-driven healthcare" needs to become a realistic option instead of doublespeak.

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

Splash SF Feb 2013 Winner - PokitDok

By pokitdok,


At Vator Splash SF, PokitDok took home the gold. PokitDok is a price transparent health marketplace where consumers shop directly from providers for high value health services. Consumers can search by condition or specialty and request a price quote directly from providers. Here is the pitch: PokitDok competed against more than 100 companies at Vator Splash  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Healthcare consumerism

Priceline for health? PokitDok launches on mobile

By pokitdok,


Comparison shopping is commonplace when it comes to buying airplane tickets, electronics and other big ticket items. But a growing number of startups are trying to make it easier to bring that practice – and mentality — to healthcare. One of the newer cost-conscious startups, PokitDok, launched a mobile app this week that lets consumers search for providers  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: API, Dev, Healthcare consumerism

Out and About: Autism and the Public

By pokitdok,


I remember the first time I noticed a stranger being rude to a parent whose child was acting out. I was at a playground with my one-year-old first child. A little boy, not more than two years old, was playing in the sand near us. He was tossing sand and not sharing trucks. There was  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism

Healthy for the Holidays

By pokitdok,


It's official. December is here. And for a number of you that means, along with those holiday parties and pecan pies, there are cold temperatures and dreary skies. And, of course, the flu and other maladies that keep you home from work, school and the gym. But don't feel like the odds are against you!  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

Do I Have Asperger's? -- Adult Autism Diagnosis

By pokitdok,


I spent the first 35 years of my life not knowing I was autistic. That sounds insane, I know, but if you are at a certain place on the spectrum, it is easy enough to adapt, assimilate, and just assume that you are three or four steps out of line from everyone else without realizing  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism

Endorphins, Why They Feel So Good

By pokitdok,


Think back to the last time you worked out. You got it? Now, think back to how you felt when you finished. Despite the sweat and perhaps a little muscle fatigue, you felt good didn't you. Maybe even, happy? Were you ready to take on your day or night in the best of moods? Why  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism