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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Doximity?

Doximity is the leading professional medical network with over 70% of all U.S. physicians as verified members, and a total membership base of over one million healthcare professionals. On Doximity, physicians use their iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer to securely collaborate with other physicians, review career opportunities and stay current on the latest medical news. Start by claiming your professional profile and then claim a free digital fax line and access other time-saving tools.

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How do I join the network?

Visit Doximity.com or download our free mobile app to claim your profile. You will need to complete the physician verification process and create a secure login to complete your registration.

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Who can join the network?

Doximity membership is reserved for U.S. physicians, medical students and clinically-practicing healthcare professionals.

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How much does Doximity cost?

Doximity is free for physicians, medical students and allied health professionals.

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How does Doximity make money?

Doximity assists companies recruiting physicians with specific expertise for projects including consulting, locum tenens, career opportunities and international aid work. Members always have the ability to opt-out of these features and profile data is never sold to third parties.

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Where does Doximity get its data?

Our database is prepopulated using several hundred data sources, including NPI (National Provider Index) data.

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Why is my data incorrect (i.e. out of date address)?

Our database is prepopulated with the most current data available. Corrections can easily be made online to your claimed professional profile.

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Why is my cell phone number listed?

If your cell or personal phone number is listed, it is because you or your representative entered that as part of your government-maintained NPI record. Doximity is not able to change the information listed in the NPI directory—you will need to contact the NPI directly to change your information there. However, it is easy to update your contact information on your Doximity profile by selecting “edit” once you are logged in to your account.

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Why am I not in the database?

You can register manually and create your profile in just a few easy steps by clicking the Register Manually link on the “Find my profile” results page. Shortly after your account is created, a member of our support team will be in touch to collect any licensure documents required for member verification.

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How does Doximity verify me?

We use a number of sources to verify physician identity, including but not limited to faxed copies of medical credentials and emails from officially recognized medical institutions (school or hospital).

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Why does Doximity need my email?

Your email address serves as your username to securely login to Doximity. Your email address is not displayed on your profile, but you can choose to share it with select colleagues by adding it to your “Private Lines'.

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What makes Doximity’s messaging secure?

Our messaging is HIPAA-secure in the following ways:

  • Members must be verified U.S. health care professionals and provide a HIPAA-compliant 8-12 character password
  • Messages are encrypted to military-grade standards and delivered via SSL (secure socket layer) protection
  • Biometric-login for messages on mobile

You can read more about our HIPAA protocols here .

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Who founded Doximity?

Doximity was founded by Jeff Tangney, former COO and Co-Founder of Epocrates. Many of the original founding physicians of Epocrates helped to conceptualize Doximity.

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Can international doctors sign up?

We are currently only available to U.S. medical professionals.

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Is Doximity an EMR or EHR?

No. Doximity is an independent professional network for physicians.

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What are 'Colleagues' and why should I add them?

Your colleague list helps you to keep track of your professional connections. Adding someone as a colleague places them on your contact list, allowing you to quickly access and communicate with these individuals. You can also share private contact information with colleagues, such as mobile numbers, backlines, pagers and email addresses.

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What happens when I send a Colleague invitation to someone who isn’t a Doximity member?

When you add someone as a colleague in Doximity who is not currently a member that person will receive an invitation to join the network either via email or fax. Entering email addresses for those you know will help ensure that your message is sent to the best possible inbox. All email addresses are kept private and never shared with any third parties.

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Why am I getting emails from Doximity?

These emails are Colleague invitations sent from other members of the network to join them on Doximity. Doximity does not email unregistered medical professionals.

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How can I nominate hospitals for U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals?

Doximity is partnered with U.S. News & World Report to assist with their physician survey process for the annual Best Hospitals rankings. You can read the latest methodology for the 2015 Best Hospitals process here. Physicians must be board-certified and credential-verified members of Doximity before the specified U.S. News deadline in order to be guaranteed a vote in the survey process.

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How do I access Residency Navigator? How is that data calculated?

Doximity is proud to offer medical students the first-ever transparent look into over 3,600 residency training programs in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report. Public top 10 rankings by specialty and region are available at Residency Navigator. Medical students and physicians are invited to login to their Doximity accounts to view detailed program pages and enhanced search tools. The complete Residency Navigator research methodology is available here.

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How do I remove colleagues?

Log on to your Doximity account. Go to the colleague profile you would like to remove. Hover over the gray Colleague button under the profile picture. Select “Remove as Colleague”.

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