Trustworthy & Expert Written Content
High quality, easily accessible and trustworthy health information is a vital component of the healthcare decision making process. Providing meaningful and dependable information in an efficient format has never been more important than in today’s fast-paced environment. It is a critical service and Vertical Health is proud to participate actively in this worthy endeavor.
To maintain the quality of our websites and our printed journal, Vertical Health relies on our exceptional Editorial Board. Each site has an Editorial Board made up of medical professionals at the top of their fields. Our experts are "Who's Who" of leading endocrinologists, spine surgeons, pain management specialists, primary care physicians, certified diabetes educators, psychiatrists and mental health professionals, nurses, physical therapists, registered dieticians, social workers and more.
The Editorial Boards play an integral role in the content approval process on Vertical Health websites. Every article is reviewed by at least one member of the Board. Articles that do not meet our quality standards are rejected. Only the best information is posted on our sites and printed in our journal.
Editorial Board Members by Property
For full list of each site's Editorial Board, please visit EndocrineWeb, SpineUniverse, Diabetic Lifestyle, and Practical Pain Management.
Just Some of Our Experts…
Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins University
John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Steven Richeimer, MD
Anethesiologist / Psychiatrist
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Todd Albert, MD
Surgeon-In-Chief and Medical Director and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY
Kevin T. Foley, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Tennessee
Regis W. Haid Jr., MD
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
Jeff Gudin, MD
Director, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAIPM, FCCP, FASHP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management
Stratton VA Medical Center
Grazia Aleppo MD, FACE, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine - Endocrinology
Richard D. Guyer, MD
Co-Founder, Texas Back Institute
Chairman, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation
Paul J Christo, MD, MBA
Associate Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Stewart G. Eidelson, MD
Medical Director, Southpalm Ortho-Spine Institute
Delray Beach, FL
Theresa Mallick-Searle, ARPN-BC
Stanford Health Care, Division of Pain Medicine
Redwood City, CA
J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy MD, PhD, FACE
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism, and Endocrinology
Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator and Transitional Program Coordinator
Kovler Diabetes Center
Lawrence Robbins, MD
Robbins Headache Clinic
Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Pain Management
Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair Research
University of Toronto
Our Content Philosophy
At Vertical Health, our mission is simply to provide the highest quality health information available on the web in a manner that is easy for patients and health care providers to access and use. For patients, this translates into confidence at their next appointment. Being a more educated patient leads to better communication with their doctor and better health outcomes. For time-strapped physicians, having instant access to expert opinions and the most current information helps them deliver the best possible care to their patients.
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All content is written and reviewed by leading healthcare professionals in their respective fields. Vertical Health’s Editorial Board Members are published regularly and are well known experts in their health category.
Our vertical focus affords us the ability to cover a category in greater depth and breadth than most online health resources. For example, we have over 30 articles on spondylolisthesis alone and more than 80 articles on Cushing’s Syndrome. In addition, our properties offer hundreds of articles each on larger categories such as; diabetes, ADHD, depression, thyroid disorders, sciatica, chronic pain and many other conditions across our verticals. [should we mention our communities?
Vertical Health's sites abide by the HON code and URACprinciples for health information, and we continue to update all of our sites to the highest standards possible for online (and offline) health information. From privacy protection to advertising policies, we are committed to being a trustworthy leader in the development and distribution of online (and offline) health information.
For many conditions, there is more than one treatment paradigm. Different physicians have different opinions on standard of care. As a quality source of health information, our mission has always been to cover diseases based on multiple treatment paradigms. While we believe in evidence-based medicine, we also understand there is a place for alternative treatments, and we have a responsibility to present such information to our community.
Vertical Health recognizes that each individual, whether patient or professional, comes to us with a unique question and informational need. It is our responsibility to deliver the most appropriate content possible to the information-seeker. Standards of care and treatment guidelines are evolving and advancing at a rapid pace; Vertical Health makes every effort to keep up with the latest technologies and therapies shaping tomorrow's care. Our readers (patients & health care professionals) rely on us to have the most up-to-date and information available.
While it's great that we have developed a best-in-class library of content, the content fails if it is not found and understood by those who need it. We are more than just an online publisher: we publish quality health content, whether it's online or in a patient education brochure or in a regularly distributed journal, etc., thereby reaching our patient and professional communities with a relevant voice that in platforms (print, web, mobile) that work best for them. We are also developing easy-to-use mobile apps that will allow our specialized communities to interact with our content in ways appropriate for their work flow and/or their conditions.
Especially when writing about health conditions, medications and treatments, it is critical that the information is thorough and well vetted by experts in the appropriate category (or “vertical”). Nearly all content published by medical professionals on Vertical Health properties is peer-reviewed by established experts with knowledge of the topic covered.
Health information should not only be education, but it also needs to inspire confidence and action. Whether it is action as a healer, as with a healthcare professional, or as a patient who needs to understand their condition, Vertical Health is looking to provide information that encourages and uplifts. We hope that users who encounter our sites will be enriched with the knowledge of what treatments are available and how to live better with their condition as they seek better health, we want our content to be empowering to our audiences.