- What is Vitals?
- Who is Vitals?
- From where does Vitals get their information and data?
- Can I share health profiles found on Vitals?
- Is the information found on Vitals available for free?
- Are comments on doctor reviews edited?
- Why can I only rate my doctor once a month?
- What is the difference between an MD and a DO?
- What does it mean to be board certified?
- I can't seem to find my doctor. Why?
- How can I provide feedback on a profile?
- I am a doctor and wish to submit my photograph to be added to my profile. How can I do this?
- Who is Castle Connolly and what does it mean to be a Castle Connolly Top Doctor™ ?
Vitals is committed to providing the most thorough information available on doctors. It is our mission to arm consumers with the information they need to make the best healthcare choice possible. We seek to provide you with as much objective data as is available on a doctor. Have an opinion about a health care provider? Vitals offers you a place to both share your thoughts and make informed decisions. Our goal is to give you, the user, the information you need to make the best decision on selecting a doctor.
Vitals is comprised of a team of dedicated experts in the fields of healthcare, marketing, and database management. Vitals is owned by MDx Medical, Inc with headquarters in Lyndhurst, NJ. Our mailing address is Vitals, 160 Chubb Avenue, Suite 301 Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Our phone number is 201-842-0760.
Vitals obtains information and data from a wide variety of sources both public and private. These include: medical boards from all 50 states, federal websites, hospitals, doctors, surveys, business alliances and third party affiliates.
Yes! It is Vitals hope that consumers use our website as an educational tool where they can find, research, and compare health care providers.
No - we do not edit any of the comments or rating selections of doctors or practices. Vitals does reserve the right to remove from public posting any comments which may be deemed offensive, malicious, inappropriate, sexually explicit in nature, or not made in good faith.
Vitals strives to preserve the integrity of rating selections by limiting the frequency of ratings that might otherwise be distorted by repeated reviews by the same individual.
D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Like a Doctor of Medicine, a DO is a physician licensed to practice medicine, perform surgery, and prescribe medication. DOs attend osteopathic medical schools that have a very similar curriculum to allopathic medical schools for MDs, and they can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine. However, according to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, osteopathic medicine takes a more holistic approach towards patient care. Osteopathic physicians also receive an additional 200-500 hours of training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), which is primarily used to treat the musculoskeletal system.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is a not-for-profit organization that represents 24 medical specialty boards that establish and maintain high standards for doctor certification and the delivery of safe, quality medical care by certified doctor specialists. Certification obtained through one of the ABMS Member Boards denotes that a doctor has the appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience needed to deliver optimum care in a specific area of medicine. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) can be certified by either the ABMS or the AOA (American Osteopathic Association). However, to be certified by ABMS, a DO must complete residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
It is possible that you could not find your doctor in a search because the criteria you entered is too narrow. In this case, you may wish to broaden your search. While Vitals strives to report on every doctor in the U.S. and its two territories (Guam and Puerto Rico), there may be occasional individuals who are not included. Some reasons for this may be:
- If a doctor has recently moved, he or she may not yet be noted as a practicing doctor in the new state.
- If a doctor has recently changed his or her name, that new name might not yet be registered.
- If a doctor is practicing overseas, his or her U.S. license may be expired and that record not noted in our database.
- If a doctor has recently become licensed, he or she may not yet show up in our records.
If you have any feedback on information you view on a doctor's profile, you may contact Vitals customer care.
Doctors may contact Vitals at email@example.com and email photographs as a file attachment. After completing verification questions from Vitals, Vitals will post the photograph with your profile.
Castle Connolly is a healthcare research and information company that helps consumers find top doctors and top hospitals. Candidates for the Castle Connolly Top Doctor ™ achievement are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of doctors each year. Those who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or list.