NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 4/06/2005 05:00 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
With the spring allergy season in full swing, hayfever sufferers will be headed to allergists’ offices, looking for information and relief. A website from allergychannel.net allows allergists to give their patients access to health information 24 hours a day. Practice websites have also proven to be an excellent marketing tool to attract new patients.
A medical specialty website of Healthcommunities.com (HC), allergy
channel.net provides allergy and asthma information to browsers and customized website services to physicians. Each practice website contains the original, physician-developed patient education about conditions and treatments (e.g., allergy medications, pet allergies, asthma) that is hosted on allergy
channel.net. Practice-specific information can include downloadable patient forms, areas of specialization, physician biographies, photos, insurance information, maps and more..
Features that set allergy
channel.net apart from other website providers include a “no set-up fee” policy, physician-developed patient education, personal customer service and medical website expertise. Consultants are available to offer marketing assistance to every practice. “Many practices are now using websites as a competitive advantage in advertising, promoting unique services and recruiting new patients,” according to Tom Lund, director of business development for HC.
Allergists who already have websites can benefit from a listing in allergy
channel.net's MDLocator, a searchable database of allergists/immunologists.
For a limited time, HC is offering a free 2-month trial for website services at http://www.allergy
channel.net/enroll, or by calling 888.950.0808. The all-inclusive fee after the initial two months is $65 per month.
Healthcommunities.com, Inc., a privately held company founded in 1998, serves health care consumers searching for reliable information. Healthcommunities.com is a Physician Developed and Monitored® online community providing information and resources to health care professionals and consumers in a trusted environment.