AOA teams with Doximity to increase visibility for AOA board-certified physicians

Register with Doximity by Nov. 1 to participate in this year's U.S. News Best Hospitals physician survey.

Friday, October 23, 2020

The American Osteopathic Association is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Doximity, the largest online professional medical network that includes more than 70% of all U.S. physicians. Through our work together, more than 125,000 osteopathic physicians who treat millions of patients each year in hospitals and health systems across the nation will be highlighted on both Doximity and U.S. News & World Report’s physician profiles.

US News survey: Register by Nov. 1

In addition, AOA board-certified physicians are now eligible to participate in the U.S. News’ Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals surveys. These annual lists, published by U.S. News and powered by Doximity, aim to help patients and caregivers find the best medical centers for themselves and their families. In order to participate in the surveys, physicians must hold at least one of the specialty board certifications listed in the eligibility table.

AOA board-certified physicians who would like to participate in the 2021 Best Hospitals survey must register as a new member on Doximity no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Nov. 1, 2020. The survey will be sent out in early 2021.

“In prior surveys, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) were only able to participate in the U.S. News surveys if they were certified by a board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties,” explained Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News & World Report. “Through this partnership, we are thrilled to expand eligibility to physicians certified by the American Osteopathic Association.”

Additional benefits

As registered Doximity members, DOs will also be able to take advantage of some of the network’s key benefits, including:

Manage Your Online Presence: Working with Doximity, U.S. News offers a free online directory of more than 900,000 practicing U.S. physicians, providing consumers with data and tools that help them choose the right medical provider. Now, U.S. News public profiles for AOA board-certified physicians will display their primary and secondary board certifications.

Stay up to date on the latest medical news: Doximity’s medical newsfeed and weekly news digests deliver timely, curated news and research based on each user’s specialty and interests. Users can also earn CME credits and discuss new research, treatments, and best practices with their colleagues in Doximity’s HIPAA-secure environment.

Utilize Doximity’s innovative clinical tools, including telemedicine: AOA members will have access to Doximity’s full suite of clinical tools and technology, including HIPAA-secure e-faxing, colleague messaging, and patient communication. Doximity Dialer enables doctors to securely call patients using their cell phone. Physicians can customize the Caller ID to display their office phone number, protecting their privacy.

To learn more about Doximity and its member benefits, please visit

Questions? Please visit the U.S. News website for more information or contact AOA member support by emailing