What is Vitals.com

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.

Who is Vitals?

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.

From where does Vitals get their information and data?

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.

Can I share health profiles found on Vitals?

The use of Vitals data is governed by our Terms of Use and posted Privacy Policy. You may print out a copy of a health profile but you may not electronically send it. If you wish to reproduce, cite, publish and/or distribute any information from the site for any purpose, please contact Vitals. Vitals allows you to share profiles by emailing links to the profile to outside parties.

Is the information found on Vitals available for free?

Yes! It is Vitals hope that consumers use our website as an educational tool where they can find, research, and compare health care providers.

Are comments on doctor reviews edited?

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.

Why can I only rate my doctor once a month?

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.

What is the difference between an MD and a DO?

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.

What does it mean to be board certified?

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.

I can't seem to find my doctor. Why?

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.

How can I provide feedback on a profile?

If you have any feedback on information you view on a doctor's profile, you may contact Vitals customer care.

I am a doctor and wish to submit my photograph to be added to my profile. How can I do this?

Doctors may contact Vitals at support@vitals.com and email photographs as a file attachment. After completing verification questions from Vitals, Vitals will post the photograph with your profile.

Who is Castle Connolly and what does it mean to be a Castle Connolly Top Doctor ™ ?

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.