who we are

posted on 11-24-2015

We are a growing group of physicians with working experience in East Africa and internationally. All of us have international degrees and many years of clinical experience. We understand the difficulties in accessing quality medical advice especially in remote areas, and we believe that mobile communication technology is providing a great opportunity to bridge this gap. Patients do not need to travel long distances to talk to a doctor and physicians do not need to sit in an office and wait for patients. So that doctors can focus on what doctors do best: Listening to you and your medical needs.

Of course we can not fix your broken leg over the phone. But we can advise you what to do and where to go – we all have a huge network of specialists domestically and internationally.

We use technology to give you better access to physicians. But not the technology is core and center of our service, it is the quality medical advice. What is driving us, is your medical concern. Wherever you are. We are available for you at your convenience. Not only by text message, not only by email, not only by phone. But by video call for a real face-to-face conversation.

How cool is that?

Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner

posted on 11-24-2015

Thomas earned his MD from Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen, Germany and is board certified in pediatrics and emergency medicine. He and his family have been living in Tanzania and Germany for the last many years. Thomas has over 20 years clinical experience in various countries and is well connected to a huge network of specialists domestically and internationally. Thomas has recently been appointed medical officer for the German Embassy in Tanzania. He has been working with the international relief organization Medecins sans Frontieres as well as with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thomas is fluent in English and German; he speaks some French and Kiswahili.

Dr. Joseph Obure

posted on 03-08-2014

Joseph Obure is a Tanzanian Obstetrician and Gynecologist who earned his medical degrees at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Tanzania. He also earned a Master Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC and Duke University Medical Center in the NC, USA. Joseph has over 10 years of clinical and research practice and is focusing on General Medicine and Women Health. Joseph loves spending time with his family between Tanzania and USA, and is fluent in Kiswahili and English.

Dr. Belia Klaassen

posted on 05-13-2012

Dr. Belia Klaassen has earned her medical degree at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. She is running the IST Clinic in Dar es Salaam clinic up to now, providing an extensive range of primary health care services including antenatal and baby care clinics, counseling, ultrasound imaging, laboratory services, pathology services, acute first aid care management as well as elective minor surgery, a pharmacy and a two-bed admission facility.  Her particular areas of interest and expertise are  general and family medicine, tropical medicine, obstetrics /gynecology and ultrasound imaging. She is fluent in Dutch, English and Kiswahili and also speaks some  French and German.


Dr. Jenny Fatima Bouriama

posted on 11-26-2011

Dr. Jenny is a Germany trained medical doctor with 6 years of experience working in Zanzibar in various locations. She covers all general medical fields including tropical medicine, infectious diseases, obs/gyn and pediatrics. She is fluent in Kiswahili, English and German.