Doctor Social Network Doximity Hits 30,000 Users

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Doximity is a social network for physicians that was started by Epocrates co-founder and former president Jeff Tangney. Doctors on the Doximity social network are encouraged to collaborate on patient treatment or identify experts for referring patients. Doximity also works well on mobile devices. The company has announced today that over 30,000 physicians are using Doximity as a platform to collaborate. About 30,000 physicians means 5% of the U.S. physician population. Doximity raised $10.8 million in series A funding this past March.

Doximity hit the 30,000 physician mark in 7 months. Doximity competitors includes Sermo, Jiff, and Avado. Doximity also has an HIPAA-compliant SMS messaging system and the ability for physicians to securely fax directly from their mobile phones to any physician.

Doximity is free to use and quick to set up. Doximity creates a basic profile using data from public databases and physicians can upload their CVs. Doximity will recommend connections to the physicians based on location, work history, and education.