"ApexMD is dedicated to improving the cumbersome and disorganized process by which patients find specialists”
(PRWEB) October 14, 2010
ApexMD, the first disease-specific search engine for finding and recommending specialist physicians, introduced today the addition of all US obstetricians, gynecologists and urologists to their searchable physician database.
Obstetricians and gynecologists care for patients with the most commonly searched medical conditions including pregnancy and childbirth, infertility, cervical cancer, incontinence, menopause, osteoporosis, postpartum depression, yeast infections, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.
Urologists also treat patients for some of the most frequently searched medical conditions, including erectile dysfunction, incontinence, prostate cancer, infertility, kidney stones and STDs.
ApexMD is able to steer patients to pertinent physicians for specific problems. For example, a woman searching infertility will see a list specialists in reproductive endocrinology, whereas the woman with cervical cancer will be directed to the gynecologists specializing in cancer, known as gynecologic oncologists. The man with prostate cancer will see a sorted list of urologists with those specializing in urologic cancer on top. This is made possible by a sophisticated physician profiling process developed by physicians at ApexMD.
ApexMD is dedicated to improving the cumbersome and disorganized process by which patients find specialists.
Since December, 2009, the ApexMD search engine has allowed users to search for and recommend physicians using any one of over 22,000 disease and procedure terms. Visitors to the site have been able to search for doctors at any one of the top ten US medical centers as determined annually by US News & World Report including at least one top medical center in each of 11 US geographical regions.
Now, ApexMD is embarking on an ambitious plan to add all US physician specialists by specialty, subspecialty and area of concentration.
Each physician profile at ApexMD has been built by physicians through a multi-step process that includes analysis of publicly available information on physician training and medical specialization. Each profile is then associated, to varying degrees, with hundreds or even thousands of diseases via the ApexMD proprietary medical algorithm.
Physicians can create a new profile or edit an existing profile by visiting http://www.apexmd.com and requesting login credentials.
“ApexMD gives patients and referring physicians a place to start when time is precious,” said Dr. Janeen Smith, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ApexMD. “Other physician directories and ratings websites do not have information detailed enough to be of any practical use to patients who have been diagnosed with rare diseases or serious medical conditions.”
About ApexMD: Visit http://www.apexmd.com for more information.