Over 1000 Doctors on SpineUniverse

Fri, 01/05/2001

1,000-Physician Database at SpineUniverse.com
Gives Neck, Back Pain Sufferers a Choice

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2001) - Neck and back pain sufferers seeking the best care in their neighborhoods can now search a worldwide list of over 1,000 spine specialists at the award-winning www.SpineUniverse.com website, a site created by physicians for physicians and their patients.

SpineUniverse, based in Boca Raton, Fla., is allied with some of the most prestigious organizations in the profession: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Scoliosis Research Society. The site allows professionals to view videotaped surgery and articles reviewed by an editorial board that lists many of the most respected names in the field. Patients can use the site to learn about their condition and submit questions that will be answered by a neurologist. The site has been honored as a “Best of the Web” site by About.com and is a top rated site by MedExplorer.

SpineUniverse.com, launched Dec. 26, 1999, reached the 1,000-physician mark Dec. 30. Each of the 1,007 physicians in the searchable database has voluntarily registered with the site. While most of the doctors are from the United States, the database also includes physicians around the globe, including Israel, Russia and Korea.

Users can search for a specialist based on the patient’s condition, physician’s name or by zip code.

“Spine specialists recognize the high quality of information offered at our site, which is backed by a world-class editorial board. Registration by over 1,000 physicians is proof positive.” SpineUniverse founder Stewart Eidelson, MD, a Boca Raton, orthopaedic surgeon, said.

SpineUniverse helps bring the right professional and the right person together, said Mark McLaughlin, MD, a Springfield, Mass., neurosurgeon with Baystate Health Systems’ Neurosurgical and Neurological Group.

“It’s a chance for us to expand our ability to deliver quality patient care to a wider audience by using the Internet,” he said. SpineUniverse is also home to “Kid’s Planet,” where children who are being treated for spine and neck problems can learn more about their condition in a kid-friendly environment. Kid’s Planet is a safe site for children - SpineUniverse.com does not collect any information on its visitors.

For more information visit the SpineUniverse site at www.SpineUniverse.com or call David Raterman at 561-417-7907.

Contact: David Raterman
Tilson Communications