If you are a medical professional and search yourself on Google, chances are that a website called Healthgrades will show up with information about yourself. You might have never visited this site, but it’s very important because prospective patients and referring doctors are utilizing this site to make decisions about which doctor to choose. In order to give yourself the best chance of showing up, it’s important to enhance your Healthgrades profile using the tools they provide.
How does Healthgrades get my information, you ask?
Healthgrades obtains information from hundreds of government and commercially available resources. But it is up to you to make sure that the information about you and your practice is correct.
Let’s run the numbers
According to healthgrades.com, more than one million people a day rely upon Healthgrades to research, compare and connect with physicians and other healthcare professionals. 54% of Healthgrades visitors will make an appointment with a doctor. 95% of those who make an appointment do so within 7 days. It’s safe to say that Healthgrades visitors are actively engaged and looking to make appointments. Now is a good time to check to see if patients are finding the right information about your practice.
How to claim your Healthgrades profile
It’s super easy to claim your Healthgrades profile. Just go to this link: https://update.healthgrades.com/ and fill out the form. Once you find your name, enter your email and choose a password, it will take you through the steps to complete your profile. Once you get to the final page you are required to enter in your last 4 digits of your DEA number for verification.