Online PR News – 12-June-2013 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven Koos, a dental surgeon and implant dentist in Chicago, has been chosen by Health Tap to be one of the founding experts of the leading interactive health network. The Chicago Loop oral and maxillofacial surgeon has also been recognized as an Editorial Board Award recipient by the digital-based health information company for his contributions to the online medical community.
Dr. Koos is a leading maxillofacial surgeon located in the Chicago Loop neighborhood within the city of Chicago, Illinois. He is the owner of ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, a dental practice focused on comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures. Dr. Koos, along with his staff, offer treatments such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, general anesthesia, jaw surgery and implant-supported dentures, as well as other types of surgical procedures affecting the teeth, jaw and facial structures.
Health Tap consists of an online website and mobile applications that are designed to provide personalized health information to individuals quickly and easily. It connects patients from around the world with doctors licensed in the U.S. that are board certified and in good standing, providing patients with the information they desire and the accurate answers they need to their medical questions. Members can ask a single question and get answers from multiple trusted physicians located around the country, providing a virtual “second opinion” or expanding knowledge about any health-related concern.
The platform allows members to gauge the expertise of any doctor through a series of rankings, scores and assessments. Health Tap also includes the opportunity for peer review, allowing doctors to rate one another and allowing each doctor to self-identify his or her specialization. In addition to the web version of the site, there are applications designed for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. Health Tap has been featured in media publications such as The New York Times, Time and Forbes, and currently has over 30,000 participating physicians.
“Health Tap has the potential to transform the health and well-being of people in the U.S. and across the globe,” explains Chicago oral surgeon Dr. Steven Koos. “In today’s world, people are more demanding than ever before when it comes to having the knowledge they need to manage their own health. I am happy to be able to contribute my expertise as it relates to oral and maxillofacial surgery to individuals seeking the type of information I can provide. This allows me to help support the acquisition of trusted and usable knowledge to individuals that want to be more informed about their health.”
Dr. Koos has received a great deal of recognition, awards and certifications in recent years related to his expertise and the operation of his Chicago oral surgery practice, ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. The Chicago oral surgeon, along with his staff, utilizes state-of-the-art techniques, materials and procedures coupled with a dedication to exceptional patient care. He is also committed to protecting the overall well-being of his patients, staff and the environment through the use of environmentally-friendly, sustainable practices and materials.
“The world of health-care is continually evolving,” claims Dr. Koos. “In my role as a medical expert affiliated with Health Tap, I feel that I can contribute to the changing medical atmosphere in which patients demand to be better informed. This is a good thing because it helps people become more active participants in their own health-care and allows them to feel more confident with the health-related decisions that need to be made. In some instances, it is like a virtual modern day “house call” delivered over an electronic internet platform, and very cutting-edge.”
Chicago Loop oral surgeon, Dr. Steven Koos, a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon and owner of ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, has been chosen by Health Tap as a founding expert in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Health Tap has also bestowed upon him an Editorial Board Award for his contributions to the online medical community. Health Tap is an online and mobile-based community of medical professionals that provide trusted, free medical information in direct response to members specific questions. For more information about Dr. Steven Koos and ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, visit http://orasurgery.com or call 312-328-9000. For additional information about Health Tap, visit http://healthtap.com.