From Doctor Finder to Engine that Powers the Health Market With Accurate Data

BetterDoctor started four years ago with the sole mission of connecting people to great doctors—that mission remains the same.

Today, we want to let you know that we are pushing pause on our betterdoctor.com doctor search feature and our iPhone app – not because we have slowed in our endeavor to help people search for doctors in a better way, but because we want to double down on increasing our reach to even more people through our data and doctor marketing efforts.

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New California law will help consumers find doctors within their insurance network – Easily.

Setting the standard in doctor/provider data can drastically improve healthcare quality for everyone

I came here from Finland to face a quagmire of an experience when I sought healthcare for my family. Never in my life have I experienced anything as complex as the American healthcare system. I was lucky enough to have the resources to eventually find adequate care, but I know that’s not usually the case for most Americans.

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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.

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When you access your account, you’ll get a list of your own saved doctors as well as recommended doctors in your area.  Doctors are recommended based on the BetterDoctor algorithm, which offers a holistic assessment of a doctor’s quality based on their education, experience and referral network.  The data-driven algorithm incorporates 7 variables, including the quality of the doctor’s medical school, years of experience, number of patient referrals from other doctors and other factors. (more…)

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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 to take a toll on my wife. It was frustrating to notice that I could do little to help as she was the sole food supply and needed to feed the baby 9 times a day. We asked ourselves, how can we survive without sleep? Is there a way to get our baby boy to sleep better? What can we do differently? We found Suzy Giordano’s book Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success to be a great resource to start baby “sleep hacking.”

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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 answer these very questions and help you find the best doctor by the most common procedures.  As part of our quest to provide consumers with more transparent healthcare information, BetterDoctor’s Procedure Cost Pages allow you to search over 100 commonly performed medical procedures to find the cost, frequency performed and best doctors. And best of all, we tailor the results so they’re accurate for your city and state. You can compare costs in your city to the average national costs, and you can find doctors in your area who are best for the procedure. The recommended doctors are recommended based on their rating, the number of times they have performed the particular procedure in the past year and the price they charge for that procedure. (more…)

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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 it with you for yours.  Our Baby Care 101 Guide answers the questions that every new parents asks.  Check out our articles below. (more…)

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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 completely change our lives. Over the last 8 years, smartphones have changed how we communicate, work and play, and now the technology is entering into parenting.  It has been really exciting to explore the different baby tech products. (more…)

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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 sense as the baby’s immune system is weak and takes months to develop, but staying at home for weeks can be stressful for new active parents. (more…)

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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 popularized a concept of 4th trimester.  After testing his tactics on our newborn son, we achieved impressive results. (more…)

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