To help patients, based on personal experience…
Royal Doctors’ mission stems from a very personal experience. Joris Vanvinckenroye, the founder of Royal Doctors, was born with a serious problem to his right foot. The diagnosis provided by physicians in Belgium was merciless: an amputation of the right lower leg, confinement to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
“Fortunately, my parents applied to a Parisian specialist for a second opinion. The technology with regard to medical prostheses was substantially more advanced in France than in Belgium. My leg was spared and thanks to some additional prostheses I can now walk, ride a bicycle and even run. This second opinion has given my life a fantastic push in the right direction!”
Linking the right medical file to the right specialist.
After completing his studies in nursing, with additional training in psychiatry and intensive care, Joris took a job with the emergency services. It was here that he obtained insight into the complexity of medicine. Four years later, he enrolled in the Vlerick Business School. Upon completing his studies he started working as a Business Developer at Medtronic, the market leader in medical innovation. Here, he discovered a superfluous offering of medical solutions, specialisations, treatments and equipment, on the one side, and a large, unknowing public and patients seeking advice, on the other.
“There are thousands of doctors, fantastic specialists in numerous disciplines all over the world. Identifying and bringing together all this expertise, and guiding patients to the right doctor via the shortest route became my new mission!”
Selecting the right physician for the right patient.
Founded in 1999, Royal Doctors first experienced a difficult start but has since grown into an international organisation.
Royal Doctors has thousands of members in several different countries. Our objective is to help patients who are seeking advice as quickly and efficiently as possible through our national and international network of top-class specialists. We guarantee thorough screening and expect all the physicians in our network to perform to the best of their abilities: clear communication, fast service, written reports, a discussion of all treatment options with the patient, etc.
“Royal Doctors is a win-win situation for both the patient and the physician. Every doctor knows that every patient referred to him or her via Royal Doctors requires medical attention in precisely his or her field of expertise. Greater efficiency and less time lost, also for the patient. Royal Doctors is the most efficient link between physicians and patients, and makes our healthcare system faster, more effective and simply better. After all, there is nothing more important than your health!”