dr.consulta provides high-quality, low-cost primary and minor secondary healthcare to Brazil’s low income population.
75% of the Brazilian population (150m) relies purely on the public healthcare system, which is inefficiently managed, underfunded, and incapable of providing quality healthcare services. Scheduling a consultation appointment can take 3-6 months. Public day clinics are scarce and of very low quality. In Sao Paulo, for example, there are only 16 public specialty care clinics available to serve 15m people (~1 clinic for 1m people), which leads to overcrowded waiting rooms and waiting times that are exceptionally long. As a result, poor Brazilians have limited or no access to quality healthcare services and many do not receive necessary treatments and illness relief.
dr.consulta provides high quality, low-cost specialty healthcare and diagnostic services to Brazil’s low to middle income population via a network of clinics that offer 30 specialty care services, diagnostics and laboratory services.
By 2020, dr.consulta aims to provide affordable healthcare to 1 million patients per year through a network of 100 clinics. Patients, with 80% percent being women and children, will have better access to quality healthcare services with a focus on preventative care of most prevalent chronic diseases.
|# of served patients/ year||24'587||89'233||222'816|
|patient visits p.a.||55'560||219'717||585'007|
|% of satisfied patients||97%||97%||95%|
Thomaz Srougi, Founder, dr.consulta
“LGT Impact is a visionary institution. And that is a scarce asset. They had the vision to position themselves alongside us when what we were doing was far from obvious to many people. They saw what others did not.”