10,000 Physicians Strong and Growing

HealthTap Doubles Its Medical Expert Network, Reaching 10,000 U.S. Physicians Just 4 Months after the Launch of its Top Rated Mobile Apps

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTap (www.healthtap.com), the first Interactive Health network that provides free answers from trusted physicians, announced today that more than 10,000 U.S.-licensed doctors have joined its network. These top physicians represent 105 specialties from all 50 states.

Physicians on HealthTap are known both locally and nationally. The fast growing network includes respected medical practitioners in communities of all sizes across the country. Doctors in the network were trained in and practice at top institutions like Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and UCSF, and have been published in medical journals, such as JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. The network also includes experts who have served as department chairs or division chiefs at premier medical centers, including Cedars-Sinai, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Baylor University.

The HealthTap Medial Expert Network is open only to U.S.-licensed physicians in good-standing who apply or are nominated by their peers. HealthTap is the first place online where doctors rate the quality of each other's answers everyday.

"Whether a doctor is very well known in his community and medical institution, or not yet discovered by colleagues and patients, HealthTap has created a new meritocracy where any exceptional physician can be singled out, by their peers, for their trustworthy, accurate, and helpful answers," said HealthTap Founder and CEO Ron Gutman.

Thanks to the contributions of its 10,000 leading physicians, HealthTap now makes hundreds of thousands of the most trusted health answers available immediately to people everywhere, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance or access to care. By unlocking the wisdom of physicians, traditionally shared in doctor visits behind closed doors, HealthTap is democratizing health information, making it available to all.

Opening up this information also helps patients identify the doctors who are the best fit for them, even before the first visit. Users can see which doctors are recommended by other physicians and thanked by other patients, as well as easily identify the doctors with the answers that other doctors agree with the most. HealthTap lets users find doctors based on reputation, style, approach, knowledge and bedside manner.

To celebrate the care and dedication of all physician everywhere, HealthTap has launched today the "I Heart My Doc" initiative (http://bit.ly/wHi4eW) to highlight the positive impact doctors have had on our lives and our families and to share with doctors the gratitude they deserve.

About HealthTap
HealthTap (www.healthtap.com) is an Interactive Health network connecting users with over 10,000 of North America's best physicians to receive trusted answers to health questions anytime, anywhere, for free. HealthTap's web and mobile applications enable 24/7 access to personalized, relevant and trusted health information from America's best licensed physicians. Based in Palo Alto, California, HealthTap is funded by Mayfield Fund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Eric Schmidt¹s Innovation Endeavors, and other prominent Silicon Valley investors.

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