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2012-08-06 02:25:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc arrives in the Orlando area today, helping residents effortlessly secure faster access to medical care. ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a doctor nearby who accepts their insurance, view the doctor's real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment online. The typical ZocDoc patient sees a doctor in 24 to 72 hours - a vast improvement from the three week national wait time average. (Logo:...

2012-06-25 02:26:52

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc, a company with a mission of improving patient access to healthcare, today introduces ZocDoc en Espanol - a Spanish-language version of their service which will make it even easier for Hispanic patients to find Spanish-speaking doctors and instantly book appointments online. With more than 1.3 million patients throughout the country already using ZocDoc, the new Spanish-language site will make it even easier for Hispanic patients to use this free...

2012-04-30 02:25:56

TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc arrives in the Tampa Bay area today with a mission of improving local residents' access to medical care. ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a doctor nearby who accepts their insurance, view the doctor's real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment online. The service also helps patients secure faster access to care; the typical ZocDoc user sees a doctor within 24 to 72 hours - a vast improvement from the...

2012-04-20 02:22:21

DETROIT, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZocDoc arrives in Greater Detroit today with the mission of improving access to medical care for local residents. ZocDoc, a free service for patients, is a one-stop resource for researching doctors and making appointments instantly online. At launch, the service offers appointments with participating primary care doctors, obstetrician-gynecologists and dermatologists throughout the Detroit area. (Logo:...

2012-03-19 06:22:21

AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ZocDoc launches in Greater Austin with the mission of improving access to medical care in the area. ZocDoc, a free service for patients, is a one-stop resource for researching doctors and making appointments instantly online. At launch, the service offers appointments with participating primary care doctors, obstetrician-gynecologists and dermatologists throughout the Austin area. (Logo:...

2012-01-23 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ZocDoc launches in the Greater Seattle region, offering instant access to doctor appointments online and via its free mobile applications. At launch, the service provides patients with their choice of more than 50,000 available appointments with participating primary care doctors, obstetrician-gynecologists and dermatologists throughout the Seattle area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111128/NY11439LOGO ) ZocDoc's...

2011-09-16 08:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ZocDoc, a free online service for patients to find a doctor and instantly book appointments, launches in the Boston region. In Massachusetts, where patients experience the longest wait times in the country for doctor appointments, ZocDoc is able to reduce wait times to mere hours. ZocDoc is improving access to healthcare by allowing patients to find local doctors, sort by location and insurance plan, read verified reviews, and book appointments...

2011-04-06 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) testified today before the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing titled, "The Cost of the Medical Liability System Proposals for Reform, including H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011." Troy M. Tippett, MD, a Florida neurosurgeon representing the HCLA, emphasized to committee members that "our medical...

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2010-04-14 07:36:28

With the U.S. facing a shortage of primary care physicians, several states are considering giving more authority to nurse practitioners, according to an April 13 article by AP Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson. By definition, a nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed an advanced medical education program, usually resulting in a master's or doctorate degree. They are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of most common medical conditions, and are currently allowed to treat a...

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2010-03-29 10:25:00

The health care reform bill, meant to provide insurance and affordable health care to those previously denied easy access to medical treatment, could be hampered by the lack of available primary care physicians, a March 28 Associated Press (AP) article suggests. According to AP writer Lauran Neergaard, "recently published reports predict a shortfall of roughly 40,000 primary care doctors over the next decade, a field losing out to the better pay, better hours and higher profile of many other...