New York, NYApril 19, 2016 – Today, AdvantageCare Physicians, one of the largest physician-led multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, introduces a new service that helps patients more seamlessly access physicians via online appointment-scheduling. The service – through a partnership with digital health marketplace Zocdoc – will allow patients to book online with AdvantageCare Physicians’ providers across seven practice areas including Allergy & Immunology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Ophthalmology, Optometry and Pediatrics. To increase ease of access as well as choice, additional physicians, specialties, and appointment availability will be added in coming months.
 
Patients can access the free service at www.zocdoc.com/hospitals/advantagecarephysicians.  There, patients will see doctors’ schedules in real time, along with qualifications, verified patient reviews, photos, and additional tools for selecting physicians who best fit their needs. Patients then choose an open timeslot and schedule their own appointment with a few clicks. The service helps patients book with AdvantageCare Physicians doctors 24/7 and will send email and text reminders about upcoming appointments.
 
“AdvantageCare Physicians is committed to providing its patients with high-quality care at the right time and right place,” said Russell Petrella Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at AdvantageCare Physicians. “The partnership with Zocdoc provides our patients with another strong option to increase accessibility to care.” 
 
New York City residents wait more than 19 days on average for medical appointments, according to a study by health care search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins & Associates. However, the typical Zocdoc appointment takes place within 24 hours. This is made possible by Zocdoc’s online marketplace that shows doctors’ real-time availability – including last-minute cancellations and no-shows – to patients who are seeking care. AdvantageCare Physicians is proud to unite patients and doctors with this cutting-edge technology, and to deliver the best-in-class health care experience patients expect and deserve.
 
About AdvantageCare Physicians
AdvantageCare Physicians, a partner of EmblemHealth, is one of the largest physician-led multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, serving half a million patients at 35 locations throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. More than 400 primary care and specialist physicians and 165 Care Teams provide high-quality, team-based, coordinated care by focusing on the needs of our patients and partnering with them in their pursuit of better health. AdvantageCare Physicians’ focus is to improve the patient experience and satisfaction by offering New Yorkers convenient, connected, compassionate care. For more information, visit ACPNY.com.
 
About Zocdoc
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve. Zocdoc is free for patients and available across the United States via Zocdoc.com or the Zocdoc app for iPhone and Android.