Innovative Web Site Helps Patients Find Physicians

June 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
RPA formerly known as Ravenswood Physician Associates has launched their new web site to assist Chicagoland residents in finding the right physician that meets their needs out of the nearly 200 physicians in the RPA network.

“When someone needs a doctor they need a resource that can help them find one that specifically fits their needs,” said Damon Morse, CEO of RPA. RPA’s Guide To Local Area Physicians allows individuals to search by name, zip code, medical specialty, gender and/or hospital affiliation. Unlike most sites, the RPA site also allows individuals to search by the language spoken by the physician.

Once individuals pick a physician, they can link to the physician’s own page and see the details of their practice. They will be able to see their specialty, what insurances they accept, language, education and their hospital affiliations. Individuals will also be able to see a photo of the physician, their office location as well as hours of operation and be able to link to a map for directions to the office.

“What makes our Guide To Local Area Physicians so user friendly is its interactivity,” said Morse. “Individuals can search through our physicians by what is important to them. If they need a doctor that is close to them, they can search by location. If they want a woman for a doctor with a specific specialty, they can search by gender and specialty. Whatever their specific needs are, they can find a physician that is right for them.”

For visually oriented site visitors, the site offers a map of the Chicagoland area that RPA services. The 51 RPA practices are color coded to show their specialty and their location is specified on a map of the 21 zip codes in the RPA system. Once a site visitor picks a physician at an office, they can link from that physician directly to the physician’s own page and see the details of their practice.

RPA is a physician-owned corporation founded in 1985 and is one of the largest independent physician associations in the Chicagoland area. Their physicians are affiliated with a dozen hospitals throughout the city of Chicago and the suburbs. As one of the most ethnically diverse physician groups in Chicago, RPA physicians represent dozens of countries and speak more than 40 languages.

Awarded Blue Ribbon status by Blue Cross Blue Shield patients, RPA primary care physicians garner a 92.5% overall satisfaction rating as compared to the 90.7% network average for Blue Cross Blue Shield. They also have earned a 100% satisfaction rating for friendliness and courtesy in a Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Satisfaction Survey.

For further information on RPA write to Ravenswood Physician Associates, Inc. 4100 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60618, call them at 773-868-2000, email them at or visit their web site at