Dallas, TX | December 4, 2014
For many consumers, finding a doctor or medical specialist whom they can trust is a painstaking and daunting process.
Preventable medical errors alone are responsible for the deaths of 440,000 Americans each year as reported by the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety. Even with a referral from their physician, there are no guarantees that the doctor a patient chooses will be someone whom they can trust.
Given the reported cases of patient deaths and physician fraud in our Health Care system, consumers are taking greater responsibility for finding doctors they can trust.
We conceived and launched Top10MD.com to be a true Patient-to-Doctor Advocacy Service that credentials our affiliated physicians using an independent third-party credentialist.
What makes our service unique is our Doctor Validation Process which credentials physicians to assure they are who they say they are, verify they are licensed and free of serious patient care sanctions, and not part of the 65,000 state-mandated drug screens performed annually. This assures consumers will be able to make an informed decision based on facts.
Consumers visiting Top10MD.com can choose from over 30 medical specialties. The website provides profiles of up to 10 credentialed doctors per specialty, giving patients a choice, but not overwhelming them with hundreds of options.
Each affiliated physician, who has elected to be a member of Top10MD, has agreed to being credentialed by an independent third party credentialist.
“Instilling credibility and trust with a new patient who is considering my services is an important priority of mine,” says Phillips Kirk Labor M.D. of Eye Consultants of Texas located in Grapevine, TX and a Top10MD Ophthalmologist. “My choosing to be a member of Top10MD is an important step in helping my future patients have the confidence and peace of mind when selecting me as their provider.”
Top10MD.com was launched in Dallas/Fort Worth in early 2014 and will be quickly rolling out to San Antonio, Austin and Houston with plans to expand across the United States. Our mission is to help connect patients to doctors in their city – doctors that they and their family can trust.