Doctor Finder is an invaluable tool on Insider Pages that allows users to search by medical and dental specialization for the highest rated doctors near you. Doctor Finder features include:
- Read detailed reviews from the doctor’s patients
- Search doctors by specialty, insurance & distance
- Sort doctors by gender, experience & qualifications
To get started, go to Insider Pages. On the left side of our homepage you will see where you can begin your initial search using Doctor Finder. You can also scroll to the bottom of our homepage and click “Doctor Finder”.
After you select the City, State and Specialty, you will be directed to a more expansive search menu. At this point, you can use the following factors in optimizing your search:
- Proximity (from “within city” to “within 20 miles”)
- Years of Experience
Once you have selected what variables matter to you, click “Search” and see the results in front of your eyes within seconds. You can then sort the results by the following:
- Highest rated first
- Alphabetical order
- Most reviewed
- Closest first
- Best Match
It’s that easy! In less than a minute you will have a tailor-made menu of healthcare providers to select from. Doctor Finder also lets you search for Dentists. Just click “Find a Dentist Instead” under the “Specialty” field.
Using Doctor Finder on Insider Pages is a great resource and time saver for you when you need to find a medical professional. It’s simple, quick and can help relieve some of the stress when having to find the right healthcare provider for you.
We encourage you to try Doctor Finder and share with us your thoughts on it. Thanks for reading this week’s “Tuesday Tip”.
As of this morning Insider Pages had amassed comprehensive profiles on over 2.9 million health care providers from all across the United States. That’s about 2 million doctors and dentists and another 900,000 complementary care providers (therapists, nurses, physician assistants, nutritionists, personal trainers) and alternative health care providers (acupuncture, reiki, massage, etc.). Our goal is simple: make it easy to pick out a great doctor or health care provider online that meets all the requirements you care about. So if you’re looking for a highly-rated, female ob-gyn who accepts Blue Cross, has 10 years of experience and lives within 5 miles of your office or home – you can search on those criteria on Insider Pages and find a list of providers who meet them all. It’s a significant improvement over going to your company’s health plan website and randomly picking from a list of 3,000 providers near you. Judging on the phenomenal response we’ve gotten to our Doctor Finder it’s clear that a lot of you have been wishing you could find a doctor like this in the past. So we’re listening and trying to make the experience better and better.
We noticed that many of our visitors were looking for therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists and personal trainers. That’s why we added the 900,000 complementary care and alternative care providers – again through our partnership with Health Grades. Clearly more of us are taking a holistic approach to our health than in the past and are assembling teams of providers that include MDs and non-MDs. You can expect to see more on this from Insider Pages in the coming months. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we feel passionate about providing the community with an objective and comprehensive forum for finding and sharing information about truly terrific health care providers. It’s an enormous help to others when you share your personal experiences with your doctors, dentists, therapists and health care providers by writing a review of them. It makes picking a doctor much less of the “blind date” experience we’ve all head selecting a doctor’s name at random from the Blue Cross website. It also helps great providers get noticed in the community. If you’ve got a wonderful doctor, specialist or other provider you can recommend, please take 5 or 10 minutes to review them on http://www.insiderpages.com! And please let us know what else you’d like to see Insider Pages do to make it easier for your to find great health care providers!
Posted by Eric, GM-Insider Pages
Today we launched the Insider Pages Doctor Finder. Our goal was simple – make it a heck of lot easier to search for and find a great doctor that accepts your insurance. We (mostly me) were complaining about how useless the websites offered by our company’s health insurance providers were. On Blue Cross or Aetna you can find a list of specialists near you who take that insurance, but there is nothing in the way of patient reviews, recommendations, or anything about the doctor’s track record. We did a little research and found out that most people choose their doctor based on only two criteria; insurance and location – because that’s all that is available on the insurance website. Compare that to the amount of information available online to someone choosing a flat screen TV and it’s abundantly clear why Americans spend more time picking their TV than their Doctor.
When we looked at our own website, and many other sites like ours, we could see plenty of doctor reviews, but nothing about insurance and record. So we decided to remedy that. Through a partnership with HealthGrades, we’ve pulled together comprehensive profiles of nearly all 900,000 doctors and dentists in the United States. For each we try to list the insurance accepted, their specialty, whether or not they have a clean record, their patient reviews, patient surveys, gender etc.. User reviews are still critical and the driving force behind Insider Pages – but we realized that when it comes to doctors, there was some information (like insurance, board certification, malpractice record, years of experience etc..) that we needed to pull in from other sources.
On top of that we created a very simple search tool that allows you to filter your search by these criteria and sort the results anyway you want.
We view this as Version 1.0 and the first step in helping Insiders make great choices when picking health care providers. At the time of this post we have patient reviews or patient ratings on over 300,000 doctors and dentists (that’s coverage on about one-third of all docs and dentists in the country). We aim to get as close to 100% coverage as we can. We hope you’ll kick the tires of our new Doctor Finder and please help other Insiders out by reviewing your doctors (family practice, ob-gyn, pediatrician, orthopedic surgeons, allergists, dermatologists etc..) and dentists!
More to come.
- Posted by Eric, Insider Pages GM