Doctor Appointments Reinvented

Doctor Appointments ReinventedEver wake up feeling really yucky, pick up the phone to make a doctor’s appointment, just to sit there on hold hoping they can get you in when all you want to do is get some medicine and climb back in to bed? Snag A Time was developed to make doctors more accessible when patients need them most. Snag A Time enables medical offices to post their appointment availability online, patients can then schedule appointments that work with their schedules. The medical office can then send out email and text alerts to confirm appointments, notify patients of delays or follow-up on past visits.

The Snag A Time team completed a short interview to give you a better idea of what their business is all about.

What is the name of your business and URL?

– Snag A Time can be found at, daily news and updates can be found on our Twitter at!/DevelopmentGate.

Why did you start this company?

– After being up half the night with a sick baby one of our co-founders wondered why she had to wait until 9am to call and make an doctor’s appointment just to then sit on hold while the receptionist figured out if they could fit her in. There had to be an easier way, in a day in age where we can do most everything else online it seemed crazy that we couldn’t make a doctor’s appointment without picking up the phone. We believe that people should be able to hop online at midnight when they suddenly feel ill or remember that they haven’t been to the dentist in over six months and make an appointment that suits their schedule and needs.

A short bio of your company:

Snag A Time is one of the latest web solutions from the creative minds at Development Gate. For the past six years, Development Gate has specialized in custom websites and web applications for large companies in the medical industry. Over the years, one consistent observation from our team has been that many medical professionals are not utilizing technology to its full potential in their offices. Based on these findings, Snag A Time was born to help patients connect with their doctors in a more efficient way while allowing medical professionals to better run and organize their offices.

Snag A Time is an appointment scheduling service that is a win-win for medical professionals and their patients. Our goal is to make appointments more accessible to patients while simplifying the lives of medical professionals. This is achieved through a well built and well thought out system of appointment and communication solutions that can be put in place by any medical office, regardless of their technological background. Our solution is easy to use for both patients and medical professionals.

Why is your service useful?

– Our service is useful to physicians, their offices and patients everywhere. Our service saves physicians and their office staff time by allowing patients to schedule their own appointments and receive notifications via text and email eliminating time spent on the phones. Patients love the idea of making appointments online, they can choose a doctor and time that works well for them without waiting until business hours to call or sitting on hold.

Are there different pricing levels?

– Yes, we developed three different plans to make our service accessible to offices of all sizes and budgets. Our plan price points are free, $10 and $35 per month. Full plan details including features and pricing can be seen here,

Do you offer free online or offline tools?

– Yes, we do offer a free plan that allows offices to be listed on our website with their contact information free of charge. This gives everyone a chance to be seen on our site not just those offices who pay the monthly fee to be there.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

-We have received no funding. We started on a shoestring budget and are currently working with one.

How long have you been in business?

– Snag A Time has been in the works since the spring of 2011. Development Gate, the company that came up with the Snag A Time concept has been in business for 5 years.

How do you see your company in the next 2-5 years?

– We hope to have a service that is very accessible to all patients and doctors, it would be great if making appointments online was the norm like calling to make appointments is now. We’ve also found needs for similar technologies in other industries and plan to explore those possibilities later on down the road. Our overall goal right now is to make appointments and scheduling easier for both doctors and patients, we’d like to develop more tools to better achieve this and love to hear feedback from medical offices and patients.

How many employees do you currently have working with you and/or freelance contractors?

– The Snag A Time team is currently a hard working team of three, we look forward to growing in the future.

What other web based products would you recommend to entrepreneurs, business owners, or freelancers?

– We’re Springpad lovers! We’re all very busy, it helps us stay organized and not forget about any of our must dos. We also like Office 365, it takes all the hassle out of managing an email server.

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