Top10MD Connects Patients and Credentialed Doctors
An Innovative Service Connecting Patients to Credentialed Doctors
Dallas, Texas – November 6, 2014 – For many consumers, finding a medical specialist 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.
Responding to this growing challenge is Top10MD.com – a patient-to-doctor advocacy service that credentials its affiliated physicians using an independent third-party credentialist. “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.” says Jana Barrington, President and CEO of Top10MD.com. “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, so consumers can make an informed decision.”
Consumers visiting Top10MD.com can choose from over 30 medical specialties and the website provides profiles of up to 10 credentialed doctors per specialty, giving patients a choice, but not overwhelming them with 100’s 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 future patients have the confidence and peace of mind when selecting me as their provider.”
Top10MD.com launched in Dallas/Fort Worth and is quickly rolling out to San Antonio, Austin and Houston. “We plan to expand across the United States,” says Ms. Barrington. “Our mission is to help connect patients to doctors, in their city… doctors they and their family can trust.”
Contact: Jana Barrington, President CEO