Leading mobile health platform unveils results of nationwide Top Doctor Competition, and announces
new ways to interact with winning doctors and their insights.
Palo Alto, CA – April 15, 2013 – HealthTap, the only place to immediately connect with 36,000 top U.S.
doctors for free, today announced an even easier, more reliable way to find the top and best doctor for
HealthTap unlocks the full spectrum of doctor knowledge by providing unparalleled insights into some
of the country’s best medical minds through these doctors’ answers to health questions, healthy tips,
and health related updates and articles. Furthermore, on HealthTap medical help experts identify the
very best doctors, through a national Top Doctor competition spanning 128 specialties in over 3,100
cities across the United States.
Today’s announcement of the winners of the HealthTap 2013 Winter Top Doctor Competition
recognizes some of the world's best and most helpful online and mobile medical experts. Tens of
thousands of doctors competed for the prestigious awards, which include: Top Doctor, Top Specialist,
Most Influential Doctor, and Thought Leader Awards. Doctors judged peers based on their
demonstrated medical knowledge and expertise, and consumers rated doctors on qualitative factors,
such as bedside manner and personality. Winners from the competition include:
Dr. Michael Sparacino, a Family Medicine doctor from Saint Peter, MN who won the National Top
Doctor Award for helping over 29 million people!
Dr. George Klauber, a Pediatric Urologist from Boston, MA who won the Thought Leader in
Massachusetts Award for guiding the most people to helpful answers through his comments and peer
Dr. Colin Kopes-Kerr, a Family Medicine doctor from Marysville, CA who won the Most Influential
Doctor in the Nation Award for connecting with both patients and doctors and providing valuable
education and support.
Dr. Maritza Baez, a Family Doctor in Buffalo, NY who won the Top Family Doctor in New York for
helping millions with her knowledge and care.
Dr. James W. Ferguson, a Pediatrician in Waco, TX who won the Top Pediatrician in the Nation Award
for helping the most parents help their children live healthier happier lives.
Users on HealthTap can easily see what makes these doctors winners, connect with them, and learn
from them for free. Through the all new HealthTap Spectrum, now a part of all HealthTap’s apps on
mobile devices and online, people can find highly trusted, doctor-created and rated content, including:
• Concise doctor updates on the latest health findings
• Daily health tips created by doctors in more than 100 topics
• Quick, personalized doctor answers to health questions
• Deep Health posts where doctor share their opinions and insights
• Transparent doctor-doctor consults and dialogues
“HealthTap is putting care and trust back into healthcare by placing the doctor and patient relationship
back at the center of the healthcare experience,” says HealthTap Founder and CEO Ron Gutman. “By
giving top doctors a simple way to share their knowledge and opinions and get recognized by their
colleagues for their expertise, and by users for their bedside manner and care, we’re creating a healthy
competition that motivates the best doctors to stand out and help millions everywhere. In a world where
we expect to get immediate, reliable and deep insights on movies and restaurants on our mobile
devices anytime anywhere, it’s high time we have an easy way to get the same when it comes to our
health and well being. With the new HealthTap Spectrum we’re leading the way to comprehensive,
caring, trustworthy and high quality mobile health.”
HealthTap is the best way to connect with the most trusted health information and doctors. With toprated
web and mobile apps, HealthTap offers immediate and free access to personalized, reliable, and
trusted health answers and tips from a network of over 36,000 U.S.-licensed doctors. Sign up today and
download HealthTap’s free app for iPhone, iPad or Android at www.healthtap.com.