Patients can now Seamlessly Find Brookwood Baptist Health DoctorsJul 28, 2016
Expanded Service Powered by Zocdoc Delivers an Accessible, Simple Healthcare Experience to Brookwood Baptist Health Patients
Birmingham, AL– July 28, 2016 – Today, Brookwood Baptist Health introduces a new service that will help patients more seamlessly and digitally access Brookwood Baptist Health physicians and nurse practitioners. The service facilitates online appointment-making with participating providers across Primary Care, Urology , OB/GYN, and Sports Medicine specialties. Additional physicians, specialties, and appointment availability will be added in the coming months. This service is powered by Zocdoc, the leading digital health marketplace used by millions of patients every month.
To use this free service, patients visit www.birminghamdocappts.com or download the free Zocdoc app for iPhone or Android. Patients can then see doctors’ schedules in real time, along with qualifications, verified patient reviews, photos, and additional tools for selecting providers who best fit their needs. Patients can then choose an open timeslot and schedule their own appointment with a few clicks. This service removes friction from the traditional patient experience by eliminating time-consuming phone calls, helping patients book with Brookwood Baptist Health doctors 24/7 (even when the office is closed), and even sending email and text reminders about upcoming appointments to help reduce no-shows.
“The ease and convenience of booking appointments online, even after hours, is an important way that we want to help our communities get the care they need,” said Valeta Neal, CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health Primary and Specialty Care Network.
While the national average wait time to see a doctor is 18.5 days, the typical Zocdoc appointment takes place in just 24 hours. This is made possible by Zocdoc’s online marketplace that shows doctors’ real-time availability – including last-minute cancellations and no-shows – to patients who are seeking care. Brookwood Baptist Health is proud to unite modern patients and doctors with this cutting-edge technology, and to deliver the great healthcare experience patients expect and deserve.
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. Zocdoc is free for patients and available across the United States via Zocdoc.com or the Zocdoc app for iPhone and Android.
About Brookwood Baptist Health
With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare. For more information, please visit BrookwoodBaptistHealth.com.