Digital health app uses chat to improve doctor-patient relationships

Opear MD partners with Sendbird to facilitate communication and ongoing care

NEW YORK – February 14, 2022 – (

Opear®a New York-based home calling and telehealth platform, announced a strategic partnership with the leader in in-app chat, voice and video send a bird. Facilitating rapid information sharing and ongoing communication before and after exams, the enhanced built-in chat functionality will improve digital health outcomes and patient experiences.

Opear MD’s apps (“Opear” and “Opear for Providers”) help patients find and book home visits and telehealth specialists anywhere in the country. Rather than randomly pairing a patient and provider, as is the industry standard, Opear bridges the gap between digital and in-person care by allowing patients to choose their own provider and continue the relationship. they want it.

By improving in-app communication through this integration with Sendbird – the #1 communication platform for in-app user and customer social engagement – Opear will continue its mission to make digital health more personal and combine the best of online and in-person experiences.

“The partnership between Sendbird and Opear MD further strengthens the ever-growing demand for digital health services,” said Bryan Bui, director of product marketing at Sendbird. “Opear MD users can create much more personal relationships with their healthcare professionals through rich interactions both virtually and via chat, as well as in-person door-to-door calls. We are excited to help Opear MD providing world-class healthcare to patients across the country.

Offering rich voice and video in addition to chat and streams, Sendbird offers the industry’s most robust cloud offerings, scale and infrastructure for leading brands like Reddit, Doordash and Paytm. For more information on Sendbird’s apps for digital health, visit

The “Opear” and “Opear for Providers” applications are available for free download for ios and android.


About Opear®

Opear MD is a membership-based app for remote digital healthcare. Bridging the gap between online and in-person care, Opear allows patients to select their own provider for home or video exams, medical transportation and prescription writing needs. Since launching in August 2019, Opear has expanded from New York State service to families across the country.


About Sendbird

Sendbird is the #1 API and in-app communication framework for chat, voice and video. Global brands like Reddit, DoorDash, and Hinge choose Sendbird to drive user engagement, conversion, and retention through digital interactions.

As of January 2022, Sendbird connects over 250 million people worldwide and powers 5 billion digital interactions every month.

Our clients build apps for social media and communities, on-demand services, marketplaces, digital health, financial and fintech services, e-commerce, education, and gaming.

The Sendbird communication platform is constantly evolving. We constantly release new features through our SDK updates to enable new engaging user experiences, easier operations and better performance. Sendbird APIs and infrastructure reduce development, operation and maintenance cost and risk while accelerating time to market.

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