CareCredit enhances Web site services for patients

Dec. 21, 2007
CareCredit's Doctor Locator will aid patients in finding dental offices based on a variety of demographic factors, including payment abilities.

CareCredit has upgraded the Doctor Locator on with new and enhanced features, enabling more than 400,000 healthcare patients each month to find a doctor in their community who offers CareCredit's no interest and low interest payment plans as payment options.

Each year nearly 5 million patients use the Doctor Locator to perform a detailed search for a practice offering CareCredit by profession, specialty, and/or procedure. Newly added features enable patients to search for practices based on proximity, within a designated ZIP code, and by specifying a radius of up to 75 miles. Each doctor listing includes the practice name, address, phone number, and the name of the doctor(s) on staff. Patients can pinpoint the location of a practice with a new mapping and driving directions feature. Listed practices can also elect to include a Web address with a direct link to their Web site.

"Online research is often a key part of the decision making process as patients consider treatment options, plan their budget and seek the right provider," said Michael Testa, president of CareCredit. "Patient input was an important part of enhancing the Doctor Locator feature and making it a robust and easy to use resource."

In addition to the Web site enhancements, CareCredit has initiated ongoing, proactive communication to its 7 million cardholders and to the general public to encourage optimal dental health, connecting them with the doctors who offer CareCredit payment options listed on

CareCredit is at work in more than 80,000 practices in North America, and has earned the exclusive endorsement of ADA Member AdvantageSM, AGD, AAOMS, AAP, most state dental associations, and leading practice management consultants. Practices already enrolled in the program should check their Doctor Locator listing for accuracy and make updates online at, so patients can access the most current information.

For more information, enrolled practices can reach CareCredit at 1-800-859-9975. Practices not yet enrolled can call 1-800-300-3046 ext. 4519 or visit to get started with CareCredit and be included on the Doctor Locator.