Figuring Out Your UCompareHealthCare Profile

Figuring Out Your UCompareHealthCare Profile

This post will try to offer some best practices for managing your UCompareHealthCare (UCHC) profile. This site is a tough one to figure out. The best I can tell, it's main purpose is to act as a funnel for a local SEO agency. Like many other of the medical practice…

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[New Poll] 43% Of Patients Read 3 Or Less Online Reviews

[New Poll] 43% of Patients Read 3 or Less Online Reviews

As a health and medical practicioner, your professional reputation is important. More patients than ever before are going online to sites such as Healthgrades, RateMDs, Vitals and Yelp to evaluate a doctor, dentist and other healthcare practitioners. It's so important that you may already be investing in a reputation management…

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Why Google My Business Is Important For Medical Practices

Why Google My Business Is Important for Medical Practices

Google My Business (GMB) is another review site that's not dedicated to medical practices. But so what – it's Google. Registering with GMB is how you optimize your practice getting found in those critical local searches. According to Google's research, businesses that maintain a full profile on GMB get 5x…

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Yes, People Look For Doctors On Yelp Too

Yes, People Look for Doctors on Yelp Too

We're on to Yelp in our series on the various medical practice review sites. Yelp is the first one we've added that isn't purely a medical review site, but a general business review directory. (Don't worry, our "Google My Business" post is coming.) Averaging around 170 million visits per month,…

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New Facebook Feature Shows Medical Practices Nearby

New Facebook Feature Shows Medical Practices Nearby

Facebook is currently testing a new enhanced version of their local search and recommendations feature that prominently shows "businesses nearby." Over the last several months - in a bid to keep pace with the Google - Facebook has been aggressively adding new features and capabilities that allow users to more…

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The Doximity Social Network – Medical Professionals Only, Please

The Doximity Social Network – Medical Professionals Only, Please

The medical networking site Doximity probably hates this comparison – but it's like LinkedIn for medical professionals. It definitely provides additional functionality that's uniquely valuable for people in the medical professions (more on that in a bit), but the site is all about connecting providers with each other. It's not…

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[New Poll] 15 Minutes Too Long To Wait For Appointment

[New Poll] 15 Minutes Too Long to Wait for Appointment

It's no secret that patients don't like it when their doctor or healthcare provider makes them wait. But how long is too long for a patient to wait past their scheduled appointment time? We took to Twitter to find out. And the Twittersphere didn't disappoint. Over 2,300 patients answered our…

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How Would You Rate Your RateMDs Profile?

How Would You Rate Your RateMDs Profile?

This RateMDs post is the fourth in our series on how to optimize your profile on different medical review sites (you can read the posts for Vitals and ZocDoc). Of these three, RateMDs gives doctors the greatest ability to manage and respond to reviews. But this is a double-edged sword. RateMDs…

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New Guide: The Anatomy Of Google’s Search Results Page

New Guide: The Anatomy of Google’s Search Results Page

Over the past decade Google has emerged in a giant in healthcare. As the most popular search engine in the world, it's responsible for serving billions of search results for patients each year. While Google is widely used by patients and providers alike, there's often confusion about the different aspects…

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