The Doctor.com team is proud to announce the launch of our new Patient Resources area. Since we relaunched Doctor.com in 2011, we’ve received many requests from our users to add more content and social features in addition to our core focus on provider search. We’ve been listening, and the Patient Resources section is the first of many significant new additions that will be arriving on Doctor.com in the coming months.
Within the Patient Resources section you’ll find several sub-sections:
The Community Updates section (which you’re viewing now) is for news and announcements (like this one) from the Doctor.com team. Check back regularly to learn more about the latest features and improvements we’ve released to the site as well as for sneak peaks at what’s in store for the future.
The Daily Health Feed section highlights fascinating and relevant health-related news and content from around the web. This section is curated by our social media team, who scour the web every day for stories, articles, blog posts, and conversations, they think you’ll find interesting. At Doctor.com, we’re big believes in the power of preventative medicine and proactive health improvement, so expect to find a lot of great “life hacking” tips here as well. Subscribe via RSS to get Daily Health Feed updates pumped directly to your inbox or feed aggregator of choice, or just check back regularly for updates.
Last but certainly not least, our EmpoweredPatient™ Guides are more in-depth articles designed to answer questions we’re frequently asked and to give you pertinent information before you visit the providers you connect with on Doctor.com. Finding a great doctor is important, but so is making sure you’re well-informed and prepared with useful questions to ask during you appointment. Our goal in this section is to help you better understand many of the most common conditions and diseases, and to keep you up to date with the latest news and research that our content team finds interesting and credible. Keep in mind, of course, that none of the content in this section (or anywhere else Doctor.com) should be considered formal medical advice and it’s certainly not a substitute for seeking the advice of a licensed health professional (in case you didn’t know, we can help you find one).
Keep checking back in for more updates over the next few weeks as we’re planning to roll out more exciting new content sections. Also be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter to join in discussions of today’s hot button health topics and up-to-the-minute news.