Redesigned familydoctor.org Offers Physician-Reviewed and Approved Health and Wellness Resources to Help Patients Get and Stay Healthy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
Stephanie A. Wilken
Public Relations Strategist
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5221
LEAWOOD, Kan. — Being healthy means staying informed and up to date on the latest, evidence-based health resources. The newly redesigned familydoctor.org aims to help patients do just that. From comparing cold and flu symptoms to tips on how to begin exercising, the site that 4 million people trust each month has been revamped and restructured with the patient in mind.
Familydoctor.org provides new health and wellness information, in both English and Spanish. Hundreds of new patient-facing articles have been carefully reviewed by family physicians and patients. And it’s that extra level of thoroughness that means patients can trust familydoctor.org.
“The familydoctor.org experience is all about the patient,” said American Academy of Family Physicians president, John Meigs, Jr., MD. “All content undergoes a rigorous review by a panel of board certified family physicians, so you can rest assured the content is top quality, up to date, and accurate.”
Meigs adds, “Family physicians rely on familydoctor.org to provide patients with information to take home after the office visit. The information the patient gets in the comfort of their own home is the same information we trust to give patients in the exam room.”
Developed by the AAFP, familydoctor.org offers articles that are written in conversational, easy-to-understand language. The evidence-based content concentrates on conditions most commonly treated by family physicians, as well as those with the greatest impact on population health.
“Whether you’re looking for information on the latest health headlines or tips for getting and staying healthy, familydoctor.org has you covered,” Meigs said.
The familydoctor.org redesign includes resources such as patient handouts, basic diagnosis and treatment information with an updated Symptom Checker, and all of the content is fully-functional on mobile devices. For more information, please visit www.familydoctor.org(www.familydoctor.org).
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 129,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org(www.familydoctor.org).