BetterDoctor team is committed to simplify healthcare and help every American to find the right doctor. Today we are very happy to announce that after successful Bay Area beta the service is now live nationwide with 600,000 doctors.
Check out the new features on BetterDoctor:
- Doctor name search
- New specialties: Dentists and Optometrists
- New Insurance companies: Aetna, Delta Dental and VSP
The BetterDoctor team feels that we are just getting started! We have a list of great new ideas that will make it even simpler to find the right doctor.
Keep the feedback coming email@example.com
This morning I came across an interesting article in WSJ about finding the best doctor and what things to consider when choosing one. Usually people look for a new doctor when moving to a new city or their doctor relocates, or even when changing a job and insurance plan changes the doctor finding can be hard, time consuming and there’s a ton of things to consider.
Keep these things in mind when selecting a primary-care doctor:
- Does the physician make you feel comfortable and listen to your concerns and opinions?
- Does the office seem to function smoothly? How easy is it to get an appointment or get care outside regular office hours?
- Does the practice track your care and alert you to gaps?
- Do specialists’ results automatically get sent back to your doctor and discussed with you?
- Does the practice accept your insurance, or charge you directly? Will it help you keep costs down when possible?
Source: WSJ 09/24/2012
Last week Elina from BetterDoctor marketing attended Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference. Here’s her notes of the event:
Dreamforce was intense but not just pure business talk. The last day of the conference was “Tony Robbins Day” when Dr. Larry Brilliant, Dr. Dean Ornish and Robbins himself spoke about lifestyle changes, ending pandemics and the healthy lifestyle.
For many, the highlight of the conference was Tony Robbins’ session. He is one the most famous motivational speakers in America and has been featured in several publications from Forbes magazine to NBC News and now has his own show on Oprah’s OWN network. He hosted an astonishing 4 hour session for 10,000 people, talking about health, energy, relationships and happiness.
If you ever get a chance to see him speaking he will make you forget all your worries and just focus on the positive things in your life.
“Happiness is when your blueprint or core expectations in life match your present conditions.” Tony Robbins
What triggers happiness? It can be small or big things but happiness is contagious and when you’re happy you can pass it on to others. For instance, at BetterDoctor we get happy when we hear from people that they have been looking for a service like BetterDoctor and that they are excited to find a doctor without spending hours googling and yelping. BetterDoctor is happy to help consumers find a doctor easier and faster.
We at BetterDoctor believe that smartphones and tablets will transform the healthcare system. This infographic from RockHealth helps you to become a convert too and don’t forget to test the BetterDoctor’s iPhone web app at app.betterdoctor.com.
Visualization from RockHealth & Greatist
BetterDoctor team’s roots are in mobile and we believe that it’s essential to offer a great mobile experience that helps you find the right doctor where ever you are.
The first BetterDoctor iPhone web app is now live! Point you browser at betterdoctor.com and give it a try.
Recent studies present that the digital health industry is growing at a fast pace. BetterDoctor team is really excited about three surprising research findings that we have come across recently. Here’s an infographic summarizing the key findings.
Tele and Anders joined the BetterDoctor team last week. They both come from Finland via the Startup Life program that offers students and recent graduates opportunities to join some of the most exciting startups such as Rovio or BetterDoctor.
BetterDoctor Web App is now available on Google Chrome Store.