What is Doximity?
Doximity is a physician network platform working similarly to LinkedIn. What physicians like most about this platform is its ability to connect and network with other national physicians. As an encrypted HIPAA website, members can safely send messages about patients, as well as send and receive digital faxes.
Why sign up for Doximity?
When a patient researches a provider online, they often rely on third-party ratings and reviews websites. Although Doximity is anything but a reviews platform, any page that displays a provider’s online resume will show up on the first few result pages. For example, a potential patient or referring physician may be comparing credentials for care or even simply just contact information.
Assuming these patients will click on most links to learn more before committing, making sure the information presented is correct is our No. 1 priority.
Unlike Healthgrades and Vitals, Doximity is an even more secure platform and, like LinkedIn, the sign-up process requires use of your hospital email and involves more authentications via security questions. You can register at Doximity.com.
We recommend a provider take a few minutes to claim and update their profile themselves, however, they may also:
- Use their AA or someone equivalent to claim the profile for them.
- Reach out to the marketing department via Doximity@childrens.harvard.edu for assistance.
If using someone else, please know that you may be contacted for help answering security questions.
What is the relationship between Doximity and U.S. News?
Updating a Doximity profile simultaneously updates a provider’s profile on U.S. News. Additionally, registered and board-certified users in any of the top 10 ranked specialties have the opportunity to vote annually, typically in February, for their “Best of…” Awards. It’s always a great opportunity for physicians to have a say. The top 10 ranked specialties are:
- Pediatric Cancer
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
Upon claiming your profile, please check your profile indicates that you are board certified in pediatrics.
Read more about the partnership between U.S. News and Doximity.