7 Steps to Picking the Best Pediatrician

7 Steps to Picking the Best Pediatrician

Choosing a pediatrician can be a daunting task for parents. This doctor will likely be involved in their child's life for 18 years. BetterDoctor has created a 7-variable, data-driven algorithm to determine doctor quality based on factors like medical school quality, referrals from other doctors and years of experience. While this is a good starting point, there are other factors…
Five Ways Most Physicians Harm Their Online Reputations

Five Ways Most Physicians Harm Their Online Reputations

Ignoring your online reputation in today's internet everything age is a recipe for disaster. According to a recent survey on BetterDoctor.com, 83% of people use Google when searching for a new physician. When you Google yourself, are you happy with the results? Your prospective patients might not be either. Avoiding these five mistakes will help you establish, improve and track…
Fit Cities Index: Most Active and Most Sedentary Cities

Fit Cities Index: Most Active and Most Sedentary Cities

Studies show that physical inactivity can lead to an increased risk of cancers, insulin resistance, heart problems and cognitive decline. Where you live can be a large factor in determining how sedentary your lifestyle is as well as your exercise options. According to Dr. Jeffrey Hallam of the University of Mississippi Center for Health Behavior Research, "In Portland, Oregon, many people…
3 Ways Relationships Affect Your Health

3 Ways Relationships Affect Your Health

This Valentine's Day, remember that our relationships are a large part of our mental and physical health. Our positive social relationships can make us live longer, healthier lives, but on the flipside, our negative relationships can detract from our health. BetterDoctor found several psychology studies that show how you can use this year to promote the healthy relationships in your…
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…