PrivateDoctorDirect.com represents the domain name of a trusted UK-based website that offers online clinical and pharmacy services. The deal involves a patient creating an account with the site, filling and submitting an online consultation form, and waiting for the form to be reviewed by one of the website’s doctors. The process continues as the doctor will decide on whether or not to prescribe a drug for you. Later, the doctor approves your purchase for a drug, which you then order from their pharmacy, after the doctor has issued the same pharmacy with a prescription. The medication is then delivered to your doorstep.
|Date of Registration||2010-07-30|
|Owner Country||UK, US|
|Name of Organisation||Private Doctor Direct|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
|Toll-Number||020 7127 8785|
|Live Chat Option||no|
A search for the site’s domain name on WhoIs gave us results. The domain name was initially registered on 30-07-2010. It was then updated on 12-06-2017. As by 2018, the site is 8 years old. Being in business for a whole 8 years suggests that their services must have been trusted for them to be able to thrive in the industry for this long.
The domain name is registered by a registrar by the name GoDaddy.com, LLC. We went through the profile of this registrar too. We established that they also have other trusted online pharmacies registered on their name. So they have better chances of being a trusted online clinic than being a rogue one. On the website itself, they specify that it is both owned and operated by Online Clinic, based in the UK. ScamAdviser confirms this too but also reveals that the site is US-based.
Available Drugs and Their Quality
The clinic dispenses a wide range of drugs. Drugs for weight loss, bacterial infection drugs, and drugs for allergies are just a few examples of popular ones. Most of them are branded medications. First, the online clinic itself is a licensed body. This means that they sell quality products. Apart from just that, all the doctors that prescribe drugs in this clinic are only those that are in the list of UK’s GMC (General Medical Council), a body that keeps and updates the list of qualified medical practitioners. As if that’s not enough, all the drugs sold at the clinic’s pharmacy are approved by WHO.
There isn’t a price list of the drugs offered on the site. Their reason behind this is that the range of the drugs they provide is too wide and the listing can’t, therefore, be done due to practicality reasons. However, they calculate the minimum cost of a drug and its prescription & delivery costs at $29.95. The price of an individual drug is available upon login. There are also discount rates, described as “very cost-effective”, that you’ll get to see after registration. We suggest that the site could have taken a sample of the most popular, or the bestseller drugs, and provide their price list on their homepage. This could act as a hint of the prices of the other drugs.
Payment Options and Delivery Details
After getting the feedback on the online consultation and identifying the right drug method, you need to meet the related costs so that you can complete the process to finally get your medications delivered to you. You can take payments through VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, and American Express. This captures the whole range of credit cards.
Unfortunately, the pharmacy only serves the European countries. Though they haven’t specified their delivery methods, they ensure that your order arrives within 21 hours from the time you ordered it, from Monday to Friday.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the UK acknowledges the registration of the website as an online clinic.
The Care Quality Commission is a UK-based regulatory body that also monitors and regulates health, as well as social care services administered by any pharmacy or clinic. PrivateDoctorDirect.com has their approval as a legally operating site that offers quality services. ScamAdviser also recognizes the online clinic, though only awards them a 69% trust level. This online clinic is certified by LegitScript.
Testimonials usually reflect the past experiences of other customers to an online service. Under their reviews section, you meet a larger proportion of positive reviews than negative ones. They are genuine as we never noticed any relationship between them and those in other fraudulent sites. Further, on TrustPilot, reviewers have rated this online clinic as an excellent one.
This online clinic is generally a remarkable one. It has regulatory approvals, offers quality drugs, responds fast upon contacting them, secures users’ bank details, offers a wide range of drugs for sale, has many acceptable payment options, among many other good qualities. However, we think they should also extend their services to an international scale.