SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RealSelf, the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures, today revealed its list of 100 doctors who have established enormous digital presence and influence in cosmetic surgery and medicine.
In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals who made the 2015 RealSelf 100 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry, and more.
"When we started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should 'give away' their expertise 'for free' on the web," said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. "Now, nine years later — and with over 1 million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They're leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions."
The RealSelf 100 Award is granted to physicians who demonstrate an enduring commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes as reflected in patient reviews posted to RealSelf. The full list of awarded doctors is available at http://www.realself.com/RS100.
For the first time ever, RealSelf also recognizes the RealSelf 500 — a list that includes 400 additional physicians who also made significant contributions to consumer education. In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this engaged group. www.realself.com/RS500
Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf a trusted resource for consumers who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter. www.realself.com