Renowned doctor and former Attending Physician to Congress is the latest
addition to the expert team at Vitals
LYNDHURST, N.J., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitals.com, a leading online doctor evaluation service listing more than 700,000 active U.S. doctors, today announced that Dr. Robert CJ Krasner has agreed to join Vitals as an independent advisor. Dr. Krasner will lend his expertise to identify innovative ways to engage doctor participation on the site and aid Vitals as they direct consumers towards the best care possible from the most appropriate doctor.
Dr. Krasner brings more than 30 years experience as an internist with concentrated expertise in information gathering, analysis and presentation. As a Rear Admiral in the Medical Corps, US Navy, Robert Krasner served as the Attending Physician to Congress for ten years, where he attended to the world wide care of the members of the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and Supreme Court. He has also served on the President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for our Nation's Veterans. Dr. Krasner was awarded the Legion of Merit for his clinical work and subsequently the Distinguished Service Medal for his "outstanding performance as physician, advisor, administrator, and confidant for the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government."
In addition to his service to the United States government, Dr. Krasner has broad international experience. He has served in Ethiopia helping to care for Emperor Haile Selassie and his family; under three ambassadors at the American Embassy in London; and as clinician, field and bench researcher in Panama and Indonesia. Dr. Krasner is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center.
"Dr. Robert Krasner is an incredible resource for our senior team, bringing unrivaled experience as a medical director, clinician and researcher. He will be an asset as we continue to grow Vitals.com and offer the most thorough and comprehensive doctor search engine on the web," said Vitals CEO Mitchel Rothschild. "His insight and deep knowledge of the medical industry will help Vitals in best serving consumers and providers."
Launched in January 2008, Vitals is the first online doctor evaluation service to provide consumers with full access to crucial and unbiased information with more than 100 million data points on doctors across the country, free of charge. With the added insight of Dr. Krasner, Vitals will continue to simplify the matchmaking process between doctors and patients.
About Vitals / MDX Medical LLC
Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), an innovative, online doctor evaluation and comparison service from MDX Medical LLC, is the comprehensive source for crucial information, peer evaluations and patient feedback on more than 700,000 doctors nationwide. Providing a free web-based service, Vitals has a revenue model similar to other search engines, including highly targeted advertising on its site. Vitals is a subsidiary of MDX Medical, which is led by CEO Mitchel Rothschild, Chairman Richard D. Forman, and Co-Founder and Chief Medical Advisor Todd Rosengart, MD.
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