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Insider Pages™ Expands Upon Doctor Finder Tool Adding One Million Complementary and Alternative Medicine Providers
Aug 17, 2010 (03:08 PM EDT)
Users Can Search Key Criteria on Over Two Million Doctors, Dentists and Alternative Care Providers to Find the Professional That Best Fits Their Needs
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Insider Pages™ (www.insiderpages.com), a subsidiary of CityGrid, LLC, and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced the addition of over one million complementary and alternative care providers to their local search directory. The new listings are in addition to over one million doctors and dentists that have been added as part of the site's Doctor Finder tool launched in May. Currently, almost 40 percent of adults in the U.S. use some form of complementary or alternative medicine. (1)
"Health has become our number one search category since we launched Doctor Finder this spring so we know the tool is resonating with consumers," said Eric Peacock, General Manager, Insider Pages™. "Adding alternative care providers is the next step in our continued innovation in the category with the intention of giving people one place they can go to find the right professionals to meet all their healthcare needs."
Users will now be able to search and read reviews for alternative care providers in fields including:
Consumers can view ratings and reviews from other patients to help them make the most informed decision when choosing a traditional or alternative healthcare provider. Through a partnership with HealthGrades, Insider Pages continues to expand the amount of patient surveys available, with over 660,000 patient surveys currently on the site.
While millions of Americans already use alternative care providers to meet some of their healthcare needs, that number is likely to increase in coming years. The new health care bill expands the power of nurse practitioners under Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act will establish new nurse-managed health clinics to train nurse practitioners and operate in underserved communities.
"As many of the recent trends have highlighted, including the passage of the healthcare reform bill, healthcare is not a one-size-fits-all industry," continued Peacock. "By expanding the number and type of providers on our site we're better able to help consumers find exactly what they're looking for – whether it's a general practitioner, a chiropractor or a nutritionist."
For additional information on Insider Pages' health & medical services, or to find the right doctor or alternative care provider in your area, please visit: http://www.insiderpages.com
About Insider Pages
Insider Pages™ (www.insiderpages.com) is a place where people go to read and post reviews of local businesses and services. Insider Pages™ has over 2,000,000 customer-written reviews of local businesses and industry-leading coverage in services relevant to parents and homeowners such as doctors, dentists, contractors, landscapers, veterinarians and much more. Over nine million people visit Insider Pages™ each month. Insider Pages™ is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is a subsidiary of CityGrid, LLC, an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
(1) Barnes PM, Bloom B, Nahin R. CDC National Health Statistics Report #12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007. December 2008.
SOURCE Insider Pages