SOURCE: Best Doctors

October 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Sarasota (Fla.) County Selects Best Doctors to Help Employees Take Control of Their Healthcare

Employees and Their Families Now Have Access to World-Class Medical Experts for Correct Diagnosis and Treatment of Serious Illnesses

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Best Doctors® Inc., the trusted resource to patients and physicians in delivering the right diagnosis and the right treatment, today announced that the Sarasota (Fla.) County Government has selected Best Doctors to help empower employees to take control of their own healthcare by providing answers to their questions about diagnosis and treatment. By selecting Best Doctors unique service, Sarasota County is offering more than 3,500 medical plan participants and their families access to advanced medical expertise when faced with a serious illness or medical condition.

With Best Doctors, Sarasota County employees and their eligible family members who are uncertain of a serious diagnosis or have questions about their treatment plan can receive answers from world-renowned doctors. Through Best Doctors, an expert specialist conducts a thorough analysis of the member's case based on all medical records and tests. The member receives a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report summarizing the findings that they can use with their treating physician to ensure the right diagnosis and best course of treatment.

"We encourage and expect our employees to have greater accountability for their health. Therefore, we feel it's important to offer quality resources that enable them to take a more active role in their care," said Steve Marcinko, Manager, Employee Health & Benefits for Sarasota County. "By providing innovative benefits and resources, we can help our employees and their families reduce their health risks now and in the future. Best Doctors fits perfectly with our approach. We expect this program to have a significant and positive impact and we are truly excited to be working with them."

"Our customers are dedicated to offering their employees world-class healthcare," said David Seligman, CEO of Best Doctors. "Sarasota County, which offers its employees innovative tools that empower them to take control of their healthcare, is the perfect partner for Best Doctors."

About Best Doctors

Best Doctors® is the trusted resource to patients and physicians in delivering the right diagnosis and the right treatment. The Company serves employers, health plans and financial institutions by dramatically improving the quality of healthcare at the point of treatment for individuals with complex and serious illnesses. Founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors serves more than 260 insurers, employers and health plans, touching 10 million people in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or call 1-800-223-5003.

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