Collegeville, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2009
For five years BoardCertified.com, recognized as one of the largest online networks of certified physicians, has been successfully connecting patients with doctors. Recently, the company updated its five hundred thousandth physician record and promises to continue to build on its community of the top docs in their fields. Although BoardCertified.com and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) were previously linked over a branding dispute (Case No. 06 C 3859), the Civil Action case between BoardCertified.com and the ABMS has resulted in an amicable Settlement Agreement between the parties.
In part, the lawsuit initiated by ABMS stemmed from the fact that the term "Board Certified" had such a tremendous and valuable impact on the general public. Thus, the ABMS sought ownership rights of the powerful brand name. "As one of the leading institutions offering board certified credentials, we are confident that the ABMS will now suggest that the BoardCertified.com network as an alternate yet invaluable resource to their newly acknowledged and credentialed physicians," said Stephen Fox, President of BoardCertified.com. Fox also stated that BoardCertified has invested great time, effort and capital in not only the development of the physician network website but what also a successful legal defense of the name (BoardCertified) as well.
To a patient, the easy-to-use, BoardCertified.com website offers visitors the ability to locate physicians in their area of medical interest and also provides further information about related procedures, a glossary of facts, physician profiles, maps and more--all at no cost to the consumer. To a physician, BoardCertified.com presents a unique marketing opportunity which will optimize their online presence and professional profiles. Already, a half of a million doctors and thousands of hospitals and organizations are using BoardCertified.com to reach patients who might not have found them otherwise.
In fact, BoardCertified.com plans to re-launch the site in the summer of 2009. The brand new site will provide additional physician branding opportunities as well as valuable patient resources. For more information about BoardCertified.com call 778-340-6615. Media may contact Kristi Hughes at Kristi(at)manavistapr.com or 215-816-2954.
BoardCertified.com is one of the largest global online communities of certified physicians connecting more patients directly with doctors than almost any other network. The community represents over a half of a million doctors nationwide, at hospitals and in private practice, in specialties ranging from anesthesiology and dermatology to orthopedics and plastic surgery. The most visited section of BoardCertified.com, the Physician Directory, welcomes an average of 4,000 unique visitors per day.
To a physician, the unique BoardCertified.com network provides an increased and more credible online presence, easily offering the ability to enhance a physician's profile and practice information. The multi-tier membership opportunities offer a broad range of benefits to doctors, hospitals and associations, including micro-site profile pages, Comprehensive Physician Profile Pages, and even website design and hosting.
To a patient, the user-friendly BoardCertified.com platform empowers visitors with not only the ability to locate doctors in their area of medical interest but also the knowledge and information about related procedures and treatments. Patients utilize the search functions of BoardCertified.com on an unlimited and cost free basis.
The company, launched in 2004, is headquartered in suburban - Philadelphia, PA.