How to Become a Medical Partner (PowerPoint Presentation)
Med Help International
(a non-profit organization)
Bringing people together with
the best medical organizations and experts
in the world, via the Internet ~ since 1994...
6300 No. Wickham Rd.* Suite 130, PMB# 188 * Melbourne, Florida 32940
Telephone: 321-259-7505 * Email: email@example.com
Med Help International is dedicated to leveling the playing field, by
giving everyone with an Internet connection, access to leading medical
experts and information.
Our continuous flow of state-of-the-art information and support will:
• Give sick people access to the best medical experts and organizations,
in order to help them make informed treatment decisions, within the
short time lines dictated by their illness or disease.
• Give people in rural areas, access to the highest quality medical
information & support.
• Empower people to make healthier lifestyle choices by offering them
high quality medical information and support.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cynthia G. Thompson, Co-Founder & President
Philip T. Garfinkel, Co-Founder & Vice~President
Ronald T. Fogel, M.D., Director & Chairman, Medical Advisory Board
(Department Chairman, Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI)
William R. Gombeski, Jr., Director
(Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Yale~New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT )
Althea G. Thomas, Director
(Research Scientist, Pediatric Brain Tumors, Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH)
MED HELP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
2002 MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Ronald P. Fogel, M.D.
Chairman, Medical Advisory Board
MDCM, 1974 – McGill University
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 1978
Board Certified: Gastroenterology, 1979
Royal College of Physicians of Canada:
Certified in Gastroenterology & Internal
Certified Specialist Province of Quebec:
Clifford Brass, M.D., Ph.D.
A.B., 1977 - Harvard College
M.D., 1983 - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Ph.D., 1983 - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Director, Medical Marketing
New Jersey (Gastroenterology/
Richard C. Conti, M.D.
M.D., 1960-Johns Hopkins School of Med.
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease
Florida (Ischemic Heart Disease, Unstable
E. Loren Buhle, Ph.D.
Creator Univ. of Pennsylvania’s OncoLink
Pennsylvania (Oncology Informatics)
Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D.
M.D., 1967 - University of Barcelona (Spain)
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 1976
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Dis., 1977
President, American Heart Assoc.
New York (Cardiovascular and Coronary
Marie Lindner, M.D.
M.D., 1978 - Univ. of Health
Sciences/Chicago Medical School
Board Certified: Clinical Nutrition, 1988
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 1995
Sr. Vice President, Medical Market Strategy
Élan Pharmaceutical Technologies
Pennsylvania (Gene & cell therapy/ nutrition)
Stephen Schueler, M.D.,
M.D., 1983 - St. Louis University
Board Certified: Emergency Medicine, 1987
President, DSHI, Inc.
Florida (Emergency Medicine)
Burton E. Sobel, M.D.
M.D., 1962 - Harvard Medical School
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 1969
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease,
Vermont (Cardiology, Fibrinolysis,
• In late 1994, Med Help International pioneered the field of consumer
health information on the Internet, offering the very first searchable, consumer-
health library on the World Wide Web.
• Med Help is one of the most trusted and honored sources for consumer health
information, since the inception of the World Wide Web.
• Since our Ask the Expert Forums began in 1997, medical professionals working
with Med Help Int’l. have answered more than 33,000 questions for people all
over the world.
• Med Help’s website comes up at or near the top of most major search engines.
This drives millions of new people to our website each year. (SEE: Search Engine
Placement on slides 11 & 12)
• Med Help International’s website now welcomes more than 700,000 unique
visitors every month. Visitors who rely on us to give them the best medical
information and support.
• Med Help International is proud to be one of only 70 organizations (worldwide)
licensed to distribute the National Cancer Institute’s CancerNet database.
An Electronic Journal of the
Med Help International Recognized by the U.S. Department of State
For Their Work In Consumer Health Information and Support
“Med Help International: Where There's a Doctor on the Web”
The full article can be viewed on the US Department of State’s website:
Med Help is proud to be the only medical website referenced on the
US Dept. of State’s Global Issues website.
Excerpt from Time Magazine
…”Before you decide to believe or, worse, forward an e-mail with serious health
claims, do a little checking….Then go to reliable health sites, like…
www.medhelp.org (especially good for cardiology)….Otherwise, you might
get caught in a web of confusion.”
Author: Christine Gorman, Health Editor, TIME Magazine
To view this article in it’s entirety online, go to:
February 8, 1999
OUR MEDICAL PARTNER ~ The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
3rd Overall in the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals in America
US News & World Report ~ “Best Hospitals in America—2002”
Neurology Forum ~ Opened March, 1997
# New Patients Since 1997 # Page-views 2001
531 new patients 6,051,292 page-views
Heart Forum ~ Opened August, 1997
#1 Heart Center in America.
# New Patients Since 1997 # Page-views 2001
482 new patients 6,229,331 page-views
Breast Cancer Forum ~ Opened March, 2001
Med Help partnered with the Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center to create a Breast Cancer Forum for patients &
their families. In it’s first year the forum experienced 1300% growth.
# New Patients Since 3/01/01 # Page-views 2001
23 new patients 322,127 page-views
Ovarian Cancer Forum ~ Fall, 2002
Med Help & the Taussig Cancer Center will once again partner to create an online OVARIAN CANCER FORUM for
patients & their families.
MED HELP'S MEDICAL PARTNERS ~ THE BEST HOSPITALS IN AMERICA
National Jewish Medical & Research Center
*Ranked the #1 hospital in America for treatment of respiratory disorders
After the attacks on the World Trade Center in September of 2001, Med Help
International contacted National Jewish Medical & Research Center in Denver,
Colorado to ask for their help. Together, we created an online Respiratory
The first goal of this forum was to offer the NYC rescue workers a safe & reliable
place to ask their questions about how to protect themselves against the toxic
particles in the air at “ground zero”. We have worked closely with both the
NYC Fire Department and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, to insure
that the rescue workers have the best information and equipment available
to protect their respiratory health.
The Respiratory Disorders Forum is now open to the general public, where medical
professionals from National Jewish Medical & Research Center answer new
* US News & World Report ~ annual “Best Hospitals in America” edition
OTHER MED HELP MEDICAL FORUMS ("Ask the Experts" )
In addition to Breast Cancer, Heart, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ovarian Cancer and Respiratory
Disorders, which are detailed above, Med Help offers the following online forums for consumers.
Med Help strives to level the playing field by giving everyone with Internet access the ability to contact
leading medical experts and world-class organizations, via the Med Help website.
CHILD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: questions are answered by Dr. Kevin Kennedy of Harvard
Vanguard Medical Associates, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
DERMATOLOGY: questions are answered by Dr. Alan Rockoff a board certified Dermatologist based
in Brookline, MA, affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.
FAMILY PRACTICE: questions are answered by Dr. Dean Tomasello, a board certified family
physician and associate clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of
Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MENTAL HEALTH: questions are answered by Roger L. Gould, M.D., a board certified psychiatrist,
affiliated with U.C.L.A. Department of Psychiatry
SEARCH ENGINE PLACEMENT
Med Help International is proud to appear as a top listing among most all major
Search phrases used appear in bold italics
Ask doctor about child behavior - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 174,000 references
Diabetes & CABG - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 8, 130 references
Ask doctor heart question - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 422,000 references
Ask a doctor about hepatitis - Med Help comes up 1st out of 91,600 references
Hypothyroidism tests - Med Help comes up 2nd & 3rd out of 39,000 references
Mental Health question for doctor - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 299,000 references
Neurology question for doctor - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 29,100 references
Respiratory Disorders question - Med Help comes up 1 & 2 out of 81,300 references
Blurry vision after LASIK - Med Help comes up 3rd out of 2,330 references
Urology question for doctor - Med Help comes up 1st out of 13,900 references
Search phrases used appear in bold italics
ask question about child behavior - Med Help comes up 1st
Ask doctor about a neurological disease - Med Help comes up 1st
Ask Cleveland Clinic Heart doctors a question - Med Help comes up 1through 5
Dermatology question for doctor - Med Help comes up 6th
Ask doctor breast cancer question - Med Help comes up 2 & 3 out of 11,537 references
Need mental health doctor to answer question - Med Help comes up 2 & 3 out of 9,964 references
Question about arrhythmia for heart doctor - Med Help comes up 1st out of 2,455 references
respiratory disorders forum - Med Help comes up 1st out of 52,231 references
Ask the doctor about breast cancer - Med Help comes up 1st out of 76,000 references
Child Behavior Forum - Med Help comes up 1st out of 136,000 references
Dermatology forum - Med Help comes up 1st out of 25,900 references
neurology question for doctor - Med Help comes up 1st out of 12,600 references
ask doctor about epilepsy - Med Help comes up 4th out of 23,400 references
SEARCH ENGINE PLACEMENT
Becoming a Medical Partner of Med Help International offers your organization the greatest level
of visibility among the millions of consumers who visit us each year. Med Help International
works closely with medical partners to create a unique program to highlight the medical partner’s
• A banner with the Medical Partner’s logo & link to their website will be prominently placed in the
forum. In addition, a brief description of the Medical Partner’s organization will appear next to
the name & logo.
• Medical Partners are required to have qualified medical professionals from their organization
answer a minimum of two questions per day, in the medical forum of their choice. Please note
that the more questions your professionals answer, the more visible your organization will be
• Med Help will place all of the Medical Partner’s patient information or educational materials in our
online library (electronic format only).
• Med Help International can place information about a Medical Partner’s Clinical Trials on the
website, which will aid in recruiting qualified patients.
• Medical Partners receive up to 25 keywords. Each time a visitor requests information about the
keywords selected, a link to the Medical Partner’s organization will appear on the Search
Retrieval screen under the heading “MED HELP INTERNATIONAL’S MEDICAL PARTNERS”.
• Medical Partners receive monthly statistical data pertaining to the forum they sponsor.
• Med Help will work with Medical Partners to identify and recruit Sponsors for the forums. Funding
from outside Sponsors help defray the costs of the forum.
• Most importantly, your support will help insure that all who are in need, have access to the BEST medical
information & support available in the world!
ADVANTAGES OF BEING A MEDICAL PARTNER
EXAMPLE: MEDICAL PARTNER SCREEN
ranked as the
LINK TO CCF HEART
TO THE CLEVELAND
Each time a visitor requests information using
any of the keywords you supply, your name,
link and any other appropriate information will
appear prominently at the top of the
This gives your organization maximum
visibility among our highly targeted audience.
SAMPLE SEARCH RETRIEVAL SCREEN
Med Help Medical Partners
MED HELP’S TOP 25 TOPICS 2001
TOPIC TOTAL 2001
Mental Health 4,707,866
Pain (Chronic) 2,139,447
Hematology (Blood) 2,041,061
Diagnostic Tests 449,565
in order of
LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO THE
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO COME TO
US FOR HELP EVERY YEAR.
During the first half of 2002,
Med Help International welcomed more than
4 million Unique Visitors
We now average more than
600,00 unique visitors each month!
A FEW of OUR AWARDS
Med Help International subscribes to
(Health on the Net) Code of Ethics
0.35 Dist. of Columbia
2.29 North Carolina
0.20 No. Dakota
0.52 New Hampshire
2.48 New Jersey
0.45 New Mexico
5.12 New York
0.27 Rhode Island
1.06 So. Carolina
0.17 So. Dakota
0.63 West Virginia
0.80 British Columbia
0.18 New Brunswick
0.18 Nova Scotia
0.02 Northwest Terr.
0.03 Prince Edw.Isl.
0.32 South America
Med Help International - Registrant Demographics as of April 2002
The Med Help website welcomes an average of 600,000 unique visitors each month