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At DocSpot, our mission is to connect people with the right health care by helping them navigate publicly available information. We believe the first step of that mission is to help connect people with an appropriate medical provider, and we look forward to helping people navigate other aspects of their care as the opportunities arise. We are just at the start of that mission, so we hope you will come back often to see how things are developing.

An underlying philosophy of our work is that right care means different things to different people. We also recognize that doctors are multidimensional people. So, instead of trying to determine which doctors are "better" than others, we offer a variety of filter options that individuals can apply to more quickly discover providers that fit their needs.

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Have questions about claiming a DocSpot profile?

by liz on January 30, 2012

Check out our re-vamped Q and A page, now including our hit parade of frequently asked questions from providers who are interested in adding or editing information on their DocSpot profiles. If you have any questions about what it means to claim your profile, how to claim your profile, or what this enables you to do, please check out the Q and A page, and shoot us a message via our contact form if your question or concern is not addressed.

Check out our re-vamped Q and A page, now including our hit parade of frequently asked questions from providers who are interested in adding or editing information on their DocSpot profiles. If you have any questions about what it means to claim your profile, how to claim your profile, or what this enables you to do, please check out the Q and A page, and shoot us a message via our contact form if your question or concern is not addressed.

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More patients being referred to specialists

by jerry on January 23, 2012

Here's an interesting finding: according to a recently published study, the probability that a patient got referred to another physician almost doubled from 1999 to 2009. Our self-serving question is: how many of those patients are considering their options for which specialist to see?

Here's an interesting finding: according to a recently published study, the probability that a patient got referred to another physician almost doubled from 1999 to 2009. Our self-serving question is: how many of those patients are considering their options for which specialist to see?

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Announcing the addressbook

by jerry on January 16, 2012

For a while, we've had a feature to save search results to a short list. The purpose of that list was so that users can note which profiles were of interest and go back and visit them. However, that list was not permanent and would disappear after a while.

We've replaced that list functionality with an addressbook. Users who are signed in can now associate profiles with their accounts. Those associations are available when users log back in. To help organize the list, users can separate the profile listings into different groups (e.g. "John's doctors" or "Specialists").

For a while, we've had a feature to save search results to a short list. The purpose of that list was so that users can note which profiles were of interest and go back and visit them. However, that list was not permanent and would disappear after a while.

We've replaced that list functionality with an addressbook. Users who are signed in can now associate profiles with their accounts. Those associations are available when users log back in. To help organize the list, users can separate the profile listings into different groups (e.g. "John's doctors" or "Specialists").

This is still an early version. If you have any feedback, let us know.

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"Consumer-driven" health

by jerry on January 08, 2012

While doing some research for an unrelated project, I stumbled on a health policy blog by Dr. Doug Perednia. The blog has many interesting posts, and one that especially caught my attention was his response to Paul Krugman's New York Times editorial entitled

While doing some research for an unrelated project, I stumbled on a health policy blog by Dr. Doug Perednia. The blog has many interesting posts, and one that especially caught my attention was his response to Paul Krugman's New York Times editorial entitled

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Happy New Year!

by jerry on January 01, 2012

It's been a quiet week at the office, but we're looking forward to a new year. Season's greetings to all!

It's been a quiet week at the office, but we're looking forward to a new year. Season's greetings to all!

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