The Future of Health Care
While living in Brazil, McKay and his wife felt they needed more attention from a doctor regarding their pregnancy. In response, upon moving back to the United States he co-founded First Opinion, a company which provides 24hr access to a family doctor...
I’m very much interested in building my family. I moved down to Brazil with a 4 month old, I moved back from Brazil with a 5 month old who was born down in Brazil. And while we were down there me and my wife went through what any couple goes through when they’re pregnant. We had lots of questions and even though it was our second, we still had things that we didn’t know what do do and still had things that were concerning us. and yet because we were in a foreign country and were still making our way around portuguese it became very obvious to us that we want more help and it became ver obvious to me and my entrepreneur brain, shouldn’t there be a solution to this, shouldn’t there be a better way for new parents to have access to a doctor just to ask those little questions and on top of that we were seeing some very interesting things out of our audience at baby.com.br and dinda.com.br Things like our Facebook community down there was over a million strong and we were seeing some really interesting behaviors in our Facebook page. We would get moms asking questions and the questions that they were asking on our random Facebook page would get hundreds and hundreds of comments. Moms that wanted information and moms that wanted to participate in the discussion. I just started noticing behaviors how moms didn’t have access to credible sources. and I realized that there is a ton of content online but no way to know if it applies to you and I wanted to bring a credible voice to that information so the idea there is giving people access to a real doctor who can listen to you and tell you in real time- 24 hours a day.
About McKay Thomas:
Since he was in high school, McKay Thomas has been an entrepreneur. Some of his companies have been, pooltables.com, baby.com.br and dinda.com.br Currently he is the co-founder and CEO of First Opinion, a company which matches a personal doctor to to their clients that they can contact 24 hours a day.