SEPHIA™ is an excellent public service and should be available on every website where people with pelvic health issues are seeking help
Concord, NH (PRWEB) June 5, 2008
Lenore Howe, CEO and President of Care Seeker, LLC, a member company of the Wellness Partners Group, announced the release today of a new feature that allows more people to search the SEPHIA™ Database of pelvic health professionals. Created a year ago, SEPHIA™ (Search Engine for Pelvic Health Information and Associates) is designed to help both patients and health care professionals find qualified pelvic health specialists. The service, which requires a simple registration, is available for unlimited searches at http://www.SEPHIAsChoice.com. A new widget, available at http://www.sephiaschoice.com/sephiawidget, allows website owners and managers to offer SEPHIA™ Search to their own visitors. Webmasters, editors and managers of health, caregiver or senior oriented websites are urged to take advantage of this free service.
SEPHIA™ has been well-received by the public but the website owners want to help even more people to access the listings in the Database. "SEPHIA™ is an excellent public service and should be available on every website where people with pelvic health issues are seeking help", says Howe. "Now, anyone who owns or manages a website can copy and paste the widget code into a page on their website and make the Database of health professionals available to his or her website visitors at no cost."
SEPHIA™ is a database of pelvic health specialists with detailed information about their practices including the specific services they provide, conditions they treat, setting, type of practice and patient target group. The Database is searchable by geographic area and condition. An advanced feature gives site visitors the ability to find very specific services with up to fifteen search variables.
The goal of SEPHIA™ is to help consumers find specific continence services and to assist health professionals in referring their patients to qualified service providers. This highly specialized group, continence service providers, is scattered among a variety of settings including gynecology and urology practices. Until now, there has been no easy way for their services to be made readily available to the public. Searches in SEPHIATM are currently free as are listings for qualified pelvic health professionals.
Diane K. Newman, RNC MSN, CRNP FAAN, a certified nurse practitioner and an international expert in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction has been working for years to create a network of highly specialized continence nurses and other pelvic health specialists. SEPHIAsChoice.com has become an important source of new patients for this group as well as a basis for networking with peers in their local geographic areas.
If you are a currently licensed medical professional that provides continence services as listed below, you are eligible for a listing in SEPHIA™. Visit http://www.sephiaschoice.com/register/ and enter your information.
Continence services include:
•Assessment of pelvic floor, anal manometry, urodynamics, videourodynamics or cystoscopy
•Provision of treatments such as bladder retraining, constipation management, patient education, toileting programs, fluid management, pelvic floor muscle rehab, or dietary management
•Fitting devices - urethral inserts, pessaries, vaginal cones
•Offering rehabilitation services - pelvic floor muscle rehab, tibial nerve stimulation, ExMi technology or electrical stimulation
•Performing such surgeries as InterStim, bladder neck suspension, prolapse repair, sub-urethral sling, TVT, Prolift, or artificial sphincter
•Prescribing drugs for incontinence or offering such treatments as biofeedback, acupuncture, botox, herbs or myofascial release for incontinence
Wellness Partners, LLC was formed in 2001 by a group of healthcare professionals who want to put the "heart" back into healthcare. They hope to empower consumers and form partnerships with them to change the health care system through education, interaction and support. Most importantly, they want the consumer to seek wellness always. Care Seeker, LLC was formed in January 2008 to develop, manage and distribute the SEPHIA™ Database.
For more information, contact Josee Archer at 800 840-9301.