Welcome to Tono: A note from our founders

We're on a mission to deliver best-in-class specialty care
December 5th, 2022 · 2 mins
Welcome to Tono: A note from our founders

We started Tono with a simple mission: to radically expand access to best-in-class, specialty care, starting with expert dermatology. We believe that every patient deserves access to the best medical care. Sadly, today over 135 million Americans struggle to access dermatology care. On average, patients are waiting 60+ days to see a specialized dermatologist, and millions more don’t have access at all. These patients are suffering and their conditions are worsening — the current system is failing. That’s why we are building a platform where every patient can access the expert care they need, all from the comfort and privacy of their own home.

We started with a great team

To address this challenge, we assembled an expert team at the intersection of medicine, technology, and operations. We began by recruiting a group of leading dermatologists at the forefront of medical innovation. Our founding doctors run leading specialty centers and have published extensively in leading medical journals. To translate the cutting-edge of treatments into a scalable solution, we also brought on an exceptional team of engineers to develop patient-centric technology. Our engineering and operations teams came from renowned technology companies, where they had experience solving complex problems. We are united and motivated to develop innovative technology that will allow more patients to experience the benefits of leading specialist care.

Tono's guiding principles:

  • Improving access to high-quality care: We have networks of specialists and are building technology to make it easy for patients to connect and receive care.
  • Innovate and deliver forefront of next generation treatments: Our doctors are knowledgeable about the latest innovations and go above and beyond to deliver our patients the most advanced care.
  • Making care affordable and convenient for patients: We are working with insurance plans, including medicaid, medicare and many others.

The future of dermatology is bright, and we are excited to be a part of it. Technology unlocks the ability to connect more patients with expert doctors for high-quality care, enabling us to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are proud to be at the forefront of this movement, and we are excited to see what our patients can achieve with access to expert care.