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Table 1 Operators and ranking of websites

From: The representation of patient experience and satisfaction in physician rating sites. A criteria-based analysis of English- and German-language sites

Physician Rating Sites Operator/Sponsor Traffic ranking# Sites linking in
   Global Country specific  
1 Vitals.com Owned by MDx Medical, Inc with headquarters in Lyndhurst, NJ. Comprised of a team of dedicated experts in the fields of healthcare, marketing, and database management. 9,656 2,044* 381
2 RateMDs.com Just average patients who happen to know how to make websites; not affiliated with any medical organizations. 27,042 8,952* 494
3 Vimo.com Founded by Internet industry veterans from WebMD and Valicert; funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Partech International. 104,825 32,695* 427
4 Drscore.com Operated by the Medical Quality Enhancement Corp., founded by Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. 132,510 45,120* 129
5 CheckMD.com No information on owner or sponsor found 155,051 37,745* 92
6 Mydochub.com No information on owner or sponsor found 444,885 394,003* 121
7 Doctortree.org DoctorTree.org; Encino, CA 493,089 119,259* 95
8 Bookofdoctors.com No information on owner or sponsor found 551,810 117,124* 61
9 Findadoc.com Team of doctors and programmers who created FindaDoc to make the daunting and sometimes frustrating process of finding the best doctor as simple as possible 697,002 221,478* 157
10 Healthcarereviews.com Owner and operator: Women's College Hospital 1,057,783 296,088* 58
11 Drscorecard.com Built and operated by people that are free from ties to medical businesses, medical associations, hospitals, clinics, doctors, and even free from patient advocacy groups. n.a. n.a. n.a.
12 Ratemymd.ca No information on owner or sponsor found 2,267,175 82,274** 5
13 Imedo.de imedo GmbH, Berlin 21,709 1,187*** 999
14 Jameda.de jameda GmbH, München; Tomorrow FOCUS AG and FOCUS Magazine Publisher 31,313 1,765*** 410
15 Docinsider.de Andingo Capital GmbH, Berlin; Funding by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economy and Technology (BMWi) 63,992 3,311*** 301
16 Esando.de Comventure GmbH, Ludwigshafen 99,668 5,624*** 162
17 Medführer.de medführer Online-publisher, GmbH in cooperation with University of Trier 114,165 6,029*** 267
18 Helpster.de Helpster GmbH, Munich 169,818 10,225*** 128
19 Topmedic.de ArztData GmbH, Hamburg 1,423,039 94,349*** 46
20 Die-arztempfehlung.com Endverbraucher Ltd. & Co., Fürth n.a. n.a. n.a.
21 Mein-guter-arzt.de Mediaseed GmbH, Stuttgart n.a. n.a. 30
  1. #Alexa Traffic Rank: The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors to website and pageviews on this website over the past 3 months. Sites Linking In: The number of sites linking to specific website. Multiple links from the same site are only counted once. (http://www.alexa.com; 01.07.2010)
  2. * Country: USA/** Country: Canada/*** Country: Germany/n.a. = not available, GmbH = limited liability company