Baby Care 101

Baby Care 101

On December 11, 2014, my wife and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  We were humbled and amazed by our baby boy, but as first-time parents, we needed to spend hours researching online and asking friends and family how to best care for our baby. We decided to take the research we're doing on our journey and share…
The 7 Best Baby Tech Gadgets for New Parents

The 7 Best Baby Tech Gadgets for New Parents

My wife and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy just one month ago.  We're bringing the research we do to you in our series on newborn baby care. I worked in the unit that launched the first smartphone Nokia N95 in 2006. None of us in the team had any idea that the advent of the smartphone would…
10 Baby-Friendly Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco

10 Baby-Friendly Brunch Restaurants in San Francisco

Since my wife and I just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, I'm taking the research we're doing on our journey and sharing it with you for yours.  This is the third in our series on newborn baby care. Many people lock themselves at home after having a baby to make sure their newborn won't get sick. This makes…
America’s Healthiest Cities

America’s Healthiest Cities

Health is the #1 topic on everyone’s mind as they make New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking and exercising regularly are the top three New Year’s resolutions, together accounting for 3/4 of all the goals Americans set on January 1. At BetterDoctor, we encourage you to use this year to take control of your health. But this may be…
How to Calm your Baby

How to Calm your Baby

On December 11, 2014, my wife and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  We researched various methods to keep our baby happy and healthy, and we looked into ways to calm down little Max and reduce his crying.  This led us to Dr. Karp, assistant professor of pediatrics at UCLA and author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, who has…
4 Ways to Increase Patient Trust

4 Ways to Increase Patient Trust

For patients, finding a new physician can be challenging and nerve wracking. Especially finding one they trust. We spoke with four physicians to learn how they build and maintain trust with their patients. Here's what they're doing, and recommend you try, too: 1. SHARE REAL PATIENT REVIEWS "While social media and digital marketing can greatly increase your visibility, it is…
How Much Breastmilk Does a Newborn Baby Need Per Day?

How Much Breastmilk Does a Newborn Baby Need Per Day?

On December 11, 2014, my wife and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  We were amazing by our newborn's tiny feet and hands, but surprised by how much this little guy can consume. After birth, every new parent wonders the same questions: How much milk does our baby need? How often should we feed our baby? We researched the…
7 Steps to Picking the Best Doctor

7 Steps to Picking the Best Doctor

BetterDoctor has created a 10-variable, data-driven algorithm to help determine the best doctors based on factors like medical school quality, quality of residency, years of experience and referrals from other doctors.  But how do you pick between all of the 5-star doctors out there?  Which is the best doctor for your medical needs, communication style and availability? We put together…
Doctor of the week: Cyril Sebastian, MD

Doctor of the week: Cyril Sebastian, MD

Many of you have asked us for specific doctor recommendations. To meet the demand we have decided to start a Doctor of the Week series where we'll highlight doctors who not only offer high quality care, but also run their own small practice. These doctor entrepreneurs are driving care innovation, and ensuring high level of personal service that one might…
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Should We Embrace or Eliminate Aging?

These photos were taken by Nicholas Nixon who made a portrait of his wife and her three sisters every year for 40 years. You can see the full portraits of Brown sisters on The New York Times. His book The Brown Sisters. Forty Years. is out in November 2014. The portraits are an incredible view into sisterhood and to our never…