Canadian startup Ask The Doctor announced Ask The Doctor To Start Accepting Bitcoin As Payment on Wednesday (Oct. 12) it is now accepting bitcoin as a new way to further help protect its patients’ privacy.
In a press release, the company said that users can choose to pay for advice from a physician by bitcoin on Ask The Doctor’s desktop platform. Users who want to keep their health care private can now hide their medical payments from their bank/credit card company.
“Many of our users ask extremely sensitive questions, from teenage pregnancy to STDs to drug use, that they are too afraid to go to their own doctor’s office to get help for. On top of that, many users don’t want their family members to know. While it does take some extra effort to have complete anonymity using bitcoin, it’s certainly a large improvement over a credit card,” said Prakash