by liz on October 21, 2011
Each DocSpot profile now sports a pithy but very important question: ?Is this your profile??
If you find yourself answering ?yes? (assuming you?re being honest with yourself and with us), you?re in luck, because you can now claim your profile at our site and hide any incorrect or outdated information. This is a new feature for us and there might be a bug or two that hasn?t quite yet flown away - so give it a try, and if anything is difficult, confusing, or just plain not working, please don?t hesitate to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For now, claiming your profile allows you to hide or flag information that is out of date, incorrect, or private.
Within the next couple of months, you will be able to add new information as well - whether you recently moved and want to update your address, or we don?t have residency information for you but you would like to add it, or you would like to add an additional website or picture. Claiming your DocSpot profile is free of charge, as is hiding or adding information, because we want the information at our site to be as accurate and complete as possible, and we want as many people as possible to join us in this cause.
We also have a couple of safeguards in place to help ensure that you can trust the data you see at our site. Health care providers must verify their identity via a confirmation code sent to a phone or fax number that we know to be associated with the provider. Additionally, for medically relevant pieces of information such as disciplinary action or medical school, providers may mark the information as incorrect but not hide it. The information will then remain on their profile for the public to see, along with a note indicating that the provider has flagged it as incorrect.
The opportunity for health care providers to claim their profiles at our site has been a long time coming, and we?re excited to finally release it and watch our community continue to grow. Will you join us?