New York, NY (PRWEB) October 3, 2008
Clinician 1, the only online community for both physician assistants and nurse practitioners, announced its launch today. Clinician 1 is the first and only Internet social networking community, where Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will go to connect, consult and converse about clinical, personal and professional information.
"Our NP and PA members have the ability to engage in online discussions within groups that center around their clinical specialties and/or around more that 50 special interests. These special interest groups will focus on issues and interests that are common to many clinicians, from "Just Starting Out" to "Retired Clinicians" and many more.", said Dave Mittman, PA, Clinician 1 Co-Founder and Advisory Board Chairman.
"Clinician1.com will be the preeminent social/clinical networking community for PAs and NPs across the nation. This new website will be an excellent and cost effective way for marketers to gain insights into how clinicians diagnose and treat diseases and conditions. In addition, it will be a great method of product communication to this valuable high prescribing target audience. Our goal is for Clinician 1 to be the primary website for all PAs and NPs." added Co-Founder Spencer Falk.
In addition to postings and groups, Clinician 1 is a great informational resource featuring a 24 a medical news stream, blogs from well known clinicians, links to the 30 best read medical journals and over 50 of the most noted patient information resources.
"Most interesting is that we also have more than 50 articles posted on the NP and PA profession that our members have access to. This collection does not exist anywhere else." Mittman said.
Free CME will be another site hallmark with over 50 hours of Catagory I CME being offered and it is expected that both audio and video CME will be added to the site within a few months.
The Clinician 1 "Marketplace" provides products and services to the NP and PA communities including discounted books, tailored lab coats, the BMJ Clinical Evidence Series, new employment positions and even malpractice insurance.
"Clinician 1 is another tool in my black bag. I can contact 25 clinicians in Dermatology and post a picture of a lesion. Thirty minutes later I can have 15 opinions back. If you are rural based, in the military or just need a quick consult, this breaks new ground. This is a huge advantage for our patients" said Dr. Elayne DeSimone ANP, PhD, FAANP who herself is both an NP and a PA and is the Advisory Board NP Chairperson.
Clinician 1 has also partnered with Clinician Reviews, one of the most respected NP and PA journals, to provide stimulating articles for Clinician 1 members. Another strategic partner is Advanced Practice Jobs.com one of the largest employment listing and job board sites for both professions.
In a continuing and emerging trend, Clinician 1 joins the ranks of the few social/clinical community sites that are up and running across the country for healthcare professionals. As it is the first and only site exclusively for PAs and NPs, it is well situated to provide both professions the information and tailored learning experiences they need. In addition it will provide product marketers a cost effective vehicle to reach these important audiences.
For more information contact:
Dave Mittman, PA at david @ clinician1.com 973-865-4216 or
Spencer Falk at spencer @ clinician1.com 914-309-1511