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South Doctors, Inc.

SouthDoctors is a medical tourism platform that connects US patients with verified doctors in Latin America.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2014
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

SouthDoctors is a medical tourism platform that connects US patients with verified doctors in Latin America. This San Diego-based startup has launched regionally in Mexico, where patients can save up to 75% on high-quality medical care. Patients also gain access to potentially life saving medical treatments not yet available in the US. SouthDoctors verifies all doctors in its network, giving patients ease-of-mind when choosing medical tourism.


  • Mario 20profile
    COO and Head of Product (Co-founder)

    Experienced manager, engineer and designer. Having grown up in Tijuana, a major hub for medical tourism, Mario witnessed the potential in the medical talent that was available in Mexico and Latin America. Mario and his team are using technology to bridge the gap between patients in the U.S. and doctors in Mexico. His 18+ years at Motorola, ARRIS and SONY has provided him with the framework and leadership skills to execute on SouthDoctors' vision.

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    Chief Medical Officer (Co-founder)

    Dr. Ovalle is a practicing OBGyn who is passionate about helping patients in the U.S. find and access more affordable medical care in Mexico. Dr. Ovalle has served as Chief of Staff at Hospital General de Subzona No. 6 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security. Previously, Dr. Ovalle helped build and create a primary care clinic as well as Tecate’s General Hospital, in which he served as Director/CEO from 2005-2012.

  • Award-winning startup CEO whose previous companies have launched products and services for new and niche markets in digital health, personalized disease prevention, clinical trials and medical tourism. Summer has 15 yrs of broad healthcare stakeholder experience in both the HealthTech / MedTech sectors, and is an active member of the Cali-Baja region’s cross border and economic development initiatives. Summer's last startup was acquired (2015).

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