New Trend for 2011: Physician-Developed
Mobile Apps that enhance Patient Connection
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan.
17, 2011 /PRNewswire/
-- If you're a medical professional with a
service that is in any way visual, Pixineers
can help develop an app that will increase
patient interest and loyalty.
become the leading
app development company for
cosmetic surgeons, the most popular feature
being photo morphing to show real patient
There have been
more than 10,000 downloads of Pixineers
iPhone apps. Android apps are coming soon.
Pixineers Founder and CEO Hisham
that his company has been contacted by
physicians, optometrists and dentists all
over the country asking for apps
specifically for their markets and services.
For example, an app for a dentist could help
patients visualize whitening procedures on
their own teeth and maintain the on-going
patient relationship via appointment
reminders and dental care tips.
Just released is an app
for a bariatric surgeon, "Thin
Me," where patients can upload a photo and
see what they would look like after obesity
treatment surgery. Pixineers is now
accepting requests from a limited number of
dentists and optometrists to be the first to
have an app in their market.
Physicians are finding that the apps are
relatively inexpensive to develop and the
cost is recouped quickly with the
consultations generated and subsequent new
Pixineers apps include Dr. Philip
Miller's Encyclopedia of Rhinoplasty
and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, the most
comprehensive pocket encyclopedia of plastic
surgery terms and before-and-after photos,
along with visualization tools to help you
really know what to expect from a procedure;
Plastic Surgery Dr. 90210; Dr. Solomon's
Facial Plastic Surgery app; and Dr. Nassif's
Rhinoplasty and Cosmetic Surgery app from
surgeon Dr. Paul
"Working with Hisham and his team at
Pixineers has been a delight," said Dr.
Miller, who is based in New
York City. "Professional, efficient
and prompt, the Pixineers team delivered as
described and surpassed my expectations. It
was a pleasure to work with them and I
recommend them highly."
Developing the app is quick and affordable,
according to Al-Shurafa. With Pixineers,
doctors can develop iPhone apps at a
fraction of the cost and can release an app
in only two weeks, when it usually takes
"We are enabling medical professionals to
develop their own apps in a very affordable
way," Al-Shurafa said. "These apps are a new
trend in patient marketing and education.
Now all the doctor's information is easily
accessible from the patient's cell phone."
The apps are definitely generating
attention, and have in fact led to some
positive publicity for many of the Pixineers
doctors. Dr. Navin
Singh, a Washington,
surgeon, had his app, ModYourBod, featured
recently on the nationally syndicated show
"The Doctors." The app was featured as one
of the "health trends for 2011."
Pixineers is a professional medical
software and app development company that
specializes in making it easy for medical
practices to connect to patients via mobile
apps. The company, based in Calgary,
Canada and San
Jose, has slashed the high
development costs and times because of its
platform and medical industry expertise.