What is Set My Appointment?
SetMyAppointment.com is a hassle-free service that does not require any physicians to own their own website or pay hosting costs. Set My Appointment is a centralized service that allows physicians to take part of the advantages of hosting their own scheduling service online and allows all patients to visit one website for all of their appointment needs.
The mission is to provide a simple online service that can assist thousands of patients in setting up appointments with their physicians easily. Set My Appointment understand it is not easy for patients to take time out of their busy days to call their doctor's office and get put on hold, often only to be unsuccessful in obtaining a time slot they are comfortable with. Set My Appointment allows patients to sign up for free, select their doctor, and schedule an appointment at a time that won't have them dropping everything to seek a little help for their medical concerns.
I know there are few sites who are doing similar, however SetMyAppointment.com only works for physicians and patients, and what else, its free for all patients and currently free for all physicians. So why not use this service for your next doctor's appointment?
Another website which seems to be doing similar, but once you dig in you will find out the appointment setting is not in real time as for SetMyAppointment.com. WebMD do offer visitors to find a physician just like SetMyAppointment.com does, (https://www.setmyappointment.com/physician/find.aspx ) and then shows “appointment booking" link for each doctor into their database. From that point it seems they have everything figured out, however later I learned that WebMD takes visitor’s information and automatically fax the information and appointment request form to each physician’s office. So in that case, WebMD appointment setter is not real-time because the requester has to wait for physician’s office to confirm.
Whereas, SetMyAppointment.com uses physician’s appointment book and only offers open time slots, so there is not confusion.