HealthTech Startup In California Attracts NFL Champion Investors

Former Denver Broncos Terrell Davis and Byron Chamberlain with Credential Protection co-founder Jeffrey Fricher (photo Andrew Foulk for the Californian)

Former Denver Broncos players Terrell Davis and Byron Chamberlain have invested in a health tech startup in Temecula California. The startup called Credential Protection LLC is taking a different stab at the doctor review space.

Credential Protection LLC is using a mix of on the ground, in the office data along with online data to build a more dependable review database for doctors. The Credential Protection system actually begins in the doctors office with surveys given to patients. Doctors can join credential protection in a variety of plans that range from $195 a month for surveys and assessments to $1495 per month for a package that includes overall social media management for the physician.

The need for services like this is what drove Chamberlain and Davis to invest in the company that was founded by Jeffrey Frichner.

As an ex-football player, people want to know where you get the best doctor because they assume we had the best in the NFL,” Davis said to North County Times.

Davis had a stress fracture in his shin, late in his football career that took to long to diagnose. Davis also said that he was looking for a doctor to help him diagnose memory loss, mood swings and headaches, conditions Davis feels may have come from his football playing days. Although he did suggest they just may be from getting older.

“I love the fact that Credential Protection not only protects the doctor, but the public,” Chamberlain said.  Chamberlain had a ruptured tendon in his hand that never quite healed right

More after the break

This space is dominated by RateMD who’s founder feels that Credential Protection has too many positive reviews and soon their user base is going to want to know about that. Credential Protection is taking a stronger stance on vetting doctors so that only the best are featured and ones who’s “credentials” warrant their appearance on the site.

Angie’s list is also another big player in the space however “Doctors don’t want to go where plumbers and electricians are found,” said Frichner

The North County Times is also reporting that Eric Schmidt has shown some interest in the health tech company through his investment firm Tomorrow Ventures. The firm has raised $500,000 to date and it has not been reported how much the investment was from both Chamberlain and Davis.

Credential Protection is looking at eliminating false reviews on doctors either in favor or slamming the doctors by actually vetting out in office reviews. Of course anyone can create an ID and post to Angie’s list whether they actually used the doctor or not. It’s one thing to read a false review on Yelp but your health is something you don’t want to count on a fake review for.


Check out Credential Protection here on their website

Source: North County Times

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