The internet has become the number one source and reference tool for health information to millions of Americans, yet the universe of publicly available information remains rudimentary
Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2008
HealthCare.com, Inc. (HealthCare.com), the leader in local healthcare provider search, announced today that it has launched a new version of its Care Provider Search™ on its website, HealthCare.com, and in a number of private-label syndication partner websites. The launch marks an additional step forward in HealthCare.com's goal of providing a central location to help users take control of their healthcare-related decisions in an open web platform.
The HealthCare.com Care Provider Search™ is a local directory tool that allows users to find healthcare and wellness providers in a wide range of categories including physicians, dentists, hospitals, fitness centers, psychiatrists and pharmacies. Featuring over 1.3 million providers grouped in user-friendly search categories such as Mental Health, Pain Management, Eye Care, Dental Care, Cosmetic/Elective, Women & Fertility, Respiratory Care, Senior Care, Diabetes Care, and Child Care, the Care Provider Search™ is the most complete and comprehensive healthcare provider directory on the web.
Additional features of the Care Provider Search™ include:
- Four ways to search: by category or specialty, by name of provider, or by symptom and disease.
- Over 180 health and wellness specialties and provider types.
- Ability to filter searches by the users' insurance affiliations, which include 38 of the top health insurance plans in the nation.
- Narrow and sort results by zip code, city, metro area or state.
- Provider profiles features tools such as map, directions, and send-to-mobile.
- Ability for providers to claim their own profiles in order to add further information such biography, specialty, accreditations, videos and pictures.
The Care Provider Search™ is available online at HealthCare.com's website, HealthCare.com and across a number of syndication partners including top health sites such as EverydayHealth.com, drugstore.com, MedHelp.org, RealMentalHealth.com, among others. In addition to these sites, HealthCare.com is in the process of launching and syndicating private-label versions of the Care Provider Search™ with a number of recognized newspaper websites.
"The internet has become the number one source and reference tool for health information to millions of Americans, yet the universe of publicly available information remains rudimentary," said Julio Gonzalez Arrivillaga, CTO of HealthCare.com. "We want to make it easier for users to find, compare and make a decision while looking for a physician or any other healthcare provider."
About HealthCare.com, Inc.
HealthCare.com, with its flagship web property at HealthCare.com, operates the web's leading care provider search directory connecting health consumers with healthcare professionals and healthcare-related businesses. In addition to operating a leading online health website, HealthCare.com's Care Provider Search™ is syndicated to leading newspaper websites, local media and health portals, allowing its partners' audience to engage with local health providers. HealthCare.com is also building a leading online community for both health professionals and health consumers. For health professionals, HealthCare.com offers free email service, a free blogging platform, and a soon-to-be-launched healthcare jobs search engine. For health consumers, HealthCare.com offers informational content through a health portal, health content search, health products and health medications. For additional information, please visit HealthCare.com.