Making appointments online

After purusing through CNet’s Webware 100 winners, I came across the site ZocDoc.  According to CNET:

ZocDoc is a doctor and dentist finder. It also lets patients book a time with their doctor online, just like they would when making reservations for a restaurant. Users simply need to drop in their insurance carrier and plan, then where they live. The service does the rest by showing available appointments, and providing the tools to secure available times.”

I have not yet put this site to the test myself, but having a one-stop location to find doctors based on your insurance coverage and being able to make appointment seems like a very useful service.  The service also has a provider rating system.  The usefulness of these ratings, however, depends on the number of people using ZocDoc.  I don’t if these ratings would be as useful as the ones on Yelp or RateMDs, but more information is never a bad thing.

If you find this site useful (or not), let me know in the comments section of this post.

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