SpineUniverse honored by Yahoo Internet Life

Tue, 02/12/2002

SpineUniverse: Top Draw for Doctors, Patients
Now Honored by Yahoo Internet Life

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2002) – It takes a lot of backbone to be named “Best Spine Site on the Web,” but that’s just what SpineUniverse.com has, according to February’s Yahoo Internet Life.

“This is quite an honor  -- especially knowing how many medical sites are on the World Wide Web,” said Tracy Clark, SpineUniverse chief operating officer. “To be chosen as the spine site by Yahoo Internet Life is really a tribute to the physicians and patients who have made this site No. 1 in its field.”

With alliances with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society, International Spinal Injection Society and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, SpineUniverse is strong on content and credibility.

For that reason, the site has drawing power. Some examples:

  • 56,000 weekly visits

  • Over 10,000 searches for physicians performed each month

  • Over 3 million visits are expected this year

“Ninety percent of our visitors say they have back or neck pain or disorders, or are searching on behalf of a friend or family member who does,” says Stewart Eidelson, MD, Spineuniverse’s Founder, “We have a very active consumer question and answer area.”

The site also serves as an online journal for those who treat neck and spine ailments. All content is peer-reviewed and the site’s editorial board contains some of the most respected physicians in the area of spinal disease.   

According to Dr. Eidelson, “Physicians and Patients alike can watch videos of innovative surgical procedures and can view an area that highlights new technologies, techniques and procedures”. “The educational factor for patients is critical to the treatment and recovery process and it plays a major role in each physicians practice”, he said. 

The site has plenty of support within the profession. Over 1,500 physicians from around the world have chosen to be included in the site’s database. Patients seeking a spine expert in their neighborhoods can search SpineUniverse.com. Users can search for a specialist based on the patient’s condition, physicians name or ZIP code as well as ask a question of a specialist in the site’s Community Section. 

About SpineUniverse

SpineUniverse.com, based in Boca Raton, Fla., was founded in 1999.  SpineUniverse offers physicians Internet-based referrals, online practice marketing at no cost to physicians and quality education at no cost to patients and other visitors. SpineUniverse.com also has been honored as a “best of the web” by About.com and as a top rated site by MedExplorer.  For more information, please visit the site at www.SpineUniverse.com.

Mary Hightower
Tilson Communications