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10 Most Health Conscious U.S. Cities

By Staff Editor
Dec 3, 2012 - 5:24:44 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY -With 2012 coming to a close and a healthy 2013 being top of mind, ZocDoc just revealed the most preventive health appointments booked by residents in 2012 via ZocDoc (as a percentage of total appointments). So who made the cut? Don't let the BBQ fool you - Austin tops the list for the most health conscious city, followed by Orlando, Denver, Washington DC and Detroit rounding out the top 5 (full list below).

Additional 2012 data from ZocDoc:

  • Cities starting with ‘P' are on top of their health!
    • Portland is the most skin conscious city, with more dermatology bookings than any other market

o        Philadelphians take care of their pearly whites, as these residents book the most dentist appointments

o        Phoenix takes the cake for most primary care appointments booked

 

  • More than 1 in 3 ZocDoc appointments are booked outside of ‘office hours' - 38% of appointments, to be exact

·         On average women book 8% more appointments than men

o    The only ZocDoc market where men book more appointments than women is Fort Myers, Florida

 

o    Women in San Francisco and Tampa book only ~1% more appointments  than men in those cities

  • Cities that book the most same day appointments are 1) Los Angeles, 2) Las Vegas, 3) Phoenix, 4) Orange County and 5) Long Island
  • New York City is the most digitally savvy coming in at #1 for the most mobile appointments booked*; Long Island, N. New Jersey, Baltimore, Orange County, DC and Chicago follow closely behind NYC
  • January is most popular month to book an appointment

For other important stats, please go to the ZocDoc blog, http://blog.zocdoc.com/10-most-health-conscious-cities-in-the-us.

About ZocDoc

ZocDoc currently offers appointments with healthcare providers in 33 major metropolitan markets across the US, including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Long Island, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Gabriel Valley, San Jose, San Fernando Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach. ZocDoc is available in over 1,500 US cities, and covers over 40 percent of the US population.

Two million patients use ZocDoc each month to find a nearby doctor or dentist and instantly book an appointment online. The company's most recent product, ZocDoc Check-In, allows patients to fill out their paperwork online in advance of their appointment. By revealing a 'hidden supply' of appointments, ZocDoc helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors' schedules. Founded in 2007, ZocDoc has raised $95 million in investments to date and is currently available in 33 US markets, over 1500 cities, and covers 40 percent of the US population. This service is free for patients via espanol.zocdoc.comiPhone and Android).

ZocDoc also offers a Spanish-language version of its free service called ZocDoc en Espanol (espanol.zocdoc.comiPhone and Android) that helps Hispanic patients effortlessly find Spanish-speaking doctors and book appointments with them.

To learn more about ZocDoc, please visit the ZocDoc press room. Follow the latest ZocDoc news on the ZocDoc blog, via Twitter, or onFacebook.

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