BetterDoctor Introduces User Accounts and Saved Doctors

BetterDoctor Introduces User Accounts and Saved Doctors

At BetterDoctor, we want to help you keep all of your important medical information in one place, where you can easily access it on-the-go and share it with your partner, children, babysitters, parents and whoever else you want. With an account, you can save doctors to your profile with a quick click of the heart. When you access your account,…
Bicycle Index: Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Bicycle Index: Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Cycling is a cardio workout, but it’s easier on your joints than running.  It’s a low-cost way to exercise that requires few special skills or equipment. Cycling is accessible for those who don’t have the money or time to devote to fitness.  And studies show that bike commuters report lower stress levels than those who commute by car or public…
4 Baby Sleep Hacks: Get Your Baby To Sleep 10 Hours A Night By 2 Months

4 Baby Sleep Hacks: Get Your Baby To Sleep 10 Hours A Night By 2 Months

The first weeks after bringing a baby back from the hospital are full of excitement, happiness and wonder. But after couple of months, the initial dreamy state transforms into routines, and parents start to think of the future. We had made the decision to breastfeed our baby boy for the first 6 months, but the constant lack of sleep started…
This is What Healthcare Transparency Looks Like: Procedure Cost Pages

This is What Healthcare Transparency Looks Like: Procedure Cost Pages

Four years ago, we founded BetterDoctor with a mission to drive healthcare transparency by offering simple-to-use tools that help you find the best doctors. One of our major objectives was to give an answer on specific questions like,"Who is the best orthopedist focusing on knee replacements in San Francisco?" Today we are super excited to launch our Procedure Cost Pages that…
Top Oral Health Tips From Dentists

Top Oral Health Tips From Dentists

According to the American Dental Association, 28% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have untreated tooth decay.  Bacteria from your mouth can travel through the bloodstream to cause inflammation and infection in the rest of the body, and studies have tied poor oral health to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity and other conditions. Why should you value your…
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…