What have we been up to over the summer? To be honest, there was very little relaxing! We have been making big strides and working hard to produce more content and videos for a variety of conditions. The big break, though, is that over the past few months, we have streamlined our processes and condensed website development to just one week!
This is not a small undertaking. Each condition has patients, families, friends, caregivers, and medical teams who need information and resources that they can trust. We don’t believe that we can build out each condition area without tremendous thought into the patient journey for each condition. At each stage of a person’s health journey, there are medical, emotional, and practical needs. Whether you are in the hospital receiving care, back at home on the road to recovery, or coping with a new norm – we want to provide content and tools that meet your needs.
This is why we have developed processes – with our content and production teams, our developers and designers, our editors, doctors, and advisors – to most efficiently and effectively cover a topic while taking into consideration the distinct qualities of that condition and the unique set of needs that those patients have.
Each step is interconnected and there are multiple co-dependencies both online and offline. In fact, the Doctorpedia system was designed for us by a NASA engineer, Natalia Sanchez, who project managed 6+ spaceship missions in her 9 years with NASA. It was then further adapted by Lawrence Brown, MBA, CFA, FSA – a managing consultant who specializes in human and process management.
We are excited to share all of our new websites and provide information and resources to more and more patient communities. In this update you can learn all about the 10 new websites that we’ve completed this summer. Yes – you read that right – 10 websites in this summer alone! To put this into context: our first website (Diabetespedia) took us over 6 months to complete!
These 10 condition sites combined average a staggering 18,507,000 searches every month! That is a lot of new people to connect with and we are excited to be able to help them along their health and wellness journeys.
Arthroplastypedia is a resource for anyone who needs information about joint replacement surgery. This was Doctorpedia’s first website that is centered around a procedure rather than a condition and it was a challenge we were excited to tackle!
The website is separated into categories that include an Overview of the definitions and statistics, Causes and Candidates for the surgery, details of the Surgery itself, Types of Surgery, Discharge following surgery, and living Post-Surgery. The Arthroplastypedia site features resource reviews for top mobile apps, clinical trials, and organizations, as well as a full doctor directory of orthopedic surgeons around the country.
This site features videos and input from Doctorpedia Founding Medical Partner Dr. Matthew Russo. Dr. Russo is a Total Joint Orthopedic Specialist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Russo and his wife Caitlin (a healthcare attorney) recently joined our Advisory Team – stay tuned for Dr. Russo’s interview coming soon!
BackPainpedia is one of Doctorpedia’s largest websites, featuring 70 videos from 3 doctor experts. This is not a surprise, as back pain is a very popular topic with 246,000 average monthly searches for “back pain”, 673,000 for “Sciatica”, and 430,000 for “Lower Back Pain.”
This website is separated into the following categories: Overview, Symptoms & Causes, Testing, Treatment (including Medications, Surgery, and more), and Living With Back Pain. The Backpainpedia site features resource reviews for top mobile apps, clinical trials, and products, as well as a full doctor directory of back pain doctors and surgeons around the country. There are also engaging articles about popular topics involving back pain.
Doctorpedia is proud to provide content from three trusted doctor experts on Backpainpedia including Neurosurgeon Dr. Kurt Schroeder, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jonathan Nissanoff, and Chief of Pain Medicine at USC Dr. Steven Richeimer. These three doctor experts give the site depth and provide more answers to back pain questions.
HeartAttackpedia is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about heart attacks and related complications. On average, there are 550,000 monthly searches for “Heart Attack” alone, which shows how many people are seeking the information we feature on this site.
This website is separated into categories for Overview, Symptoms & Diagnosis, Treatment, Surgery, and Coronary Artery Disease. The Heartattackpedia site also features curated resources that help people manage heart attacks and complications, such as mobile apps, clinical trials, and non-profits and institutions. There is also a full doctor directory of specialists who deal with cardiovascular diseases and engaging articles about popular heart attack related topics.
Featured on this website and in our videos is Founding Medical Partner Dr. Jacqueline Eubany. This site also features Dr. Apu Akkad, an attending hospital physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who provided the videos about Coronary Artery Disease. You can read Dr. Eubany’s recent interview with Doctorpedia here.
While Coronary Artery Disease is a featured topic on HeartAttackpedia as a cause of heart attacks, we also wanted to create a website for the 165,000 monthly searches for the condition itself. CoronaryArteryDiseasepedia is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about CAD and wants to find information and resources.
Featured on this website and in our videos is Dr. Apu Akkad, an attending hospital physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Doctorpedia’s second mental health website is centered around Stress and Anxiety. These are very popular topics, as there are on average 550,000 monthly searches for “Stress” and 1,200,000 monthly searches for “Anxiety”.
Stresspedia is separated into the following categories: Overview, Symptoms & Diagnosis, Treatments (and Types of Therapy), Exercises, and Living With Stress (which has series about Relationships, College, and Managing Stress.) The site also features curated resource reviews including mobile apps, books, clinical trials, and a full doctor directory with various mental health professionals. There are also engaging articles about popular topics written by clinical psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hamburger.
On this site, we are proud to feature content from 6 mental health professionals: Psychiatrists Dr. Zev Wiener and Monisha Vasa (pictured below), Clinical Psychologists Dr. Benjamin Hamburger and Dr. Annie Garrett, Marriage and Family Therapist Natalia Boucher, and Licensed Psychotherapist Jim Hjort.
Strokes are very serious and many people are searching online for information. On average, there are 550,000 monthly searches for “Stroke” and Strokepedia is a great resource for all of those healthcare seekers.
Strokepedia is separated into categories for Overview, Symptoms & Diagnosis, Diagnosis & Risk Factors, Treatment, and Hemiplegia. The site also features curated resource reviews including mobile apps, clinical trials, and non-profits and institutions, as well as a full doctor directory of neurologists and neurosurgeons throughout the country. The website also features engaging articles about popular topics related to stroke.
On this website, we are pleased to feature two top experts in stroke and hemiplegia. Neurologist Dr. David Teeple is based in Tucson, Arizona and is the featured doctor in our stroke videos. Neurosurgeon Dr. Justin Brown is based out of Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and is featured in our hemiplegia videos.
BirthControlpedia was a new challenge for us as our first sexual health website and the first Doctorpedia website centered around a method or medical device rather than a condition or procedure. We were excited to build this website to help inform people about sexual health and contraceptives including the 651,000 monthly searches for birth control and IUD alone.
BirthControlpedia features videos about many different types of birth control including hormonal methods, barrier methods, Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs), and more. The website also has resource reviews for mobile apps, clinical trials, and birth control services, as well as a full doctor directory of OB/GYN specialists.
On this website, we are pleased to feature Dr. Gayle Dean – a board certified OB/GYN based out of Tucson, AZ (pictured below.)
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare affliction characterized by pain on the face. TrigeminalNeuralgiapedia is a resource for anyone with the condition and anyone who wants to learn more about it.
The website is separated into the following categories: Overview, Symptoms & Causes, Testing & Diagnosis, and Treatment. The site also features resource reviews including mobile apps, clinical trials, and non-profits and institutions, as well as a full doctor directory of neurologists and neurosurgeons throughout the country.
Our featured expert on this site is neurosurgeon Dr. Abhay Sanan. Dr. Sanan was one of the first doctors we filmed 6 years ago! Just last month, impressed with all of our progress – he joined as an investor and Founding Medical Partner and we are delighted to have him join the team!
Ulcerpedia is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about stomach ulcers, gastritis, and diabetic ulcers. The site features resource reviews including mobile apps, clinical trials, and organizations, as well as a full doctor directory featuring doctors who treat various types of ulcers and GI issues.
Crohnspedia is a website centered around Crohn’s disease – an inflammatory bowel disease that affects roughly 1.4 million people in the United States. There are an average of 300,000 monthly searches for Crohn’s disease and IBD combined. The site features resource reviews including mobile apps, clinical trials, and organizations, as well as a full doctor directory featuring doctors who treat Crohn’s and various other GI issues.
Our featured doctor expert on Crohnspedia is Dr. Omid Shaye – a board certified gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA.
In addition to these 10 new websites, we recently converted our initial 2 websites – Diabetespedia and Depressionpedia – to our new design and added them to our back-end machine that our developers built over the summer to link all of these websites together as one powerful network. Each website embodies our company values and is a part of the Doctorpedia family while reflecting a very unique patient journey. We are excited to showcase all of our excellent doctors and content in this updated platform and I hope you will see a unifying thread throughout of clear, trusted, and engaging medical information delivered by leading doctors.
The list of websites above was carefully selected by our medical research team to span different ages, sexes, stages of health, parts of the body, etc. and compare the data to understand our audiences. We believe that our hyper-targeted immersive websites are the best way to give people access to leading doctors, curated resources, and trusted answers. Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to learn and share with you how different audiences engage with medical information for particular conditions.
Josh Hamburger is Doctorpedia's Head of Content and Product. Josh is responsible for many aspects of the company's offering including managing all of the content that goes on every website, brand messaging, external documents, and building each condition website. With a background in film/television production and screenwriting, Josh is passionate about storytelling and works hard to connect everyone with the story of Doctorpedia.