Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. That being said, it is very important that all of your provider’s information is complete and correct on their profile. If your provider already has a profile on Healthgrades you will want to carefully look over it to make sure it is fully optimized. The following are the most important aspects of your physicians’ profile.
- Up-to – date picture. If the picture was taken 10 years ago, it is time for a new one. A good photo goes a long way, check out the one below.
- Correct practice name, address and phone number.
After checking the basic information, go into your physician’s patient satisfaction survey and view the results. You will not be able to edit these in any way, but you should be aware of how patients are rating your doctor.
Some general questions that should be answered on the profile
- Accepting new patients
- Accepted Insurances
- Affiliated hospitals
The Background section is the most telling of your physician. Click on each field listed below Background and make sure that they are complete.
The first page of the profile contains almost all of the information listed for your physician. Make sure to click though the “Next Sections” at the bottom of each page, to verify that the information you have seen is showing correct through the various sections.
Block out 30 minutes to really give this profile a good check. You only get one chance to make a good impression online. If your doctor’s photo is dated, the practice’s address is incorrect or the care philosophy is lack luster, your practice has just lost a potential patient.