How do doctors get listed in online directories?


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Doctors get listed in online directories by registering or signing up and meeting certain application requirements and credentials. Other directories allow doctors to simply claim their profiles and update them. Some online directories allow doctors to create a listing for free, while others require the doctor to pay a fee to be listed in the directory.

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Healthgrades is a free online directory where doctors can update their profile and get reviews from previous clients. To register, the doctor simply has to go to the website, click on the Update Your Free Profile link at the top right of the page, and complete the registration form. RateMDs.com allows a patient to add his doctor, and the doctor can claim his profile. This directory has a high patient traffic, and the patients can search for doctors in their area and review doctors who have treated them in the past.

ZocDoc is a paid listing that is ideal for doctors who are in areas that have a lot of competition. Doctors can list their practice and patients can schedule appointments online. It has features that allow real-time scheduling, thus maximizing the doctor's availability and improving attendance. DoctorsDirectory.com is a free site that allows doctors and other health care staff to list their profiles. Medicare.gov is another directory that automatically lists all doctors who accept Medicare.

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