7 Things You Can Do on the Amion App

May 25, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Does your hospital use Amion? Did you know there’s a free Amion App? Download it from the App Store for your iPhone and the Google Play store for your Android smartphone.

Simplify your schedule.
Scheduling doesn’t have to be complicated. See when you’re on call, right from the homepage. If your shifts change, you’ll be quickly notified so you can stay on top of your week.

Customize your calendar view.
See your schedule for the week or month, and color code for easy scheduling. Add and remove schedules to customize your calendar.

Swap shifts with colleagues.
See which of your colleagues are on call and when. You can even swap shifts with them right from the app.

Easily see schedules for multiple hospitals.
If you subscribe to multiple Amion schedules, simply switch between them to see your different schedules.

Make a call or page a colleague.
See who’s currently on call and swiftly page them with the touch of a button. Learn more about the colleagues you’re working with by clicking on their profile, powered by Doximity. Ensure your profile is up to date, so colleagues can learn more about you.

Send HIPAA-secure texts.
Away from your computer? No problem. Communicate with your on-call team safely and securely in the Amion app. You can even snap a photo or send one you’ve already taken. Lock screen message notifications remain confidential and PHI-free, even when you’re away from your phone. Messages are encrypted server-to-server, and are never stored on the device.

Stay connected, even if you have no service or wifi.
No phone connection in the hospital basement? Not to worry. Your schedule is accessible offline in the Amion App, so you can access your schedule wherever you are.

You can download the Amion app from the App Store on your iPhone or from the Google Play store on your Android smartphone. Best of all, it’s free to download!

Can your Network Increase your Net Worth?

May 22, 2017 - Doximity Blog


The importance of networking is often heavily stressed as a professional, no matter the industry. However, traditional networking can be time consuming -- and for the medical community, close to impossible. The unpredictability of on-call schedules and long hours leave little time for networking. Oftentimes, physicians find themselves turning to organized networking events or (uncomfortably forced) mixers.

Thanks to the advent of the internet, physicians can network with anyone, from anywhere. Remember your lab partner from medical school? According to her Doximity profile, you notice that she’s currently Surgeon in Chief at one of the largest heath systems in the United States -- and they’re hiring! Networking may not be so bad, after all.

“My connection with Doximity and the Fellows program has impacted my career and my life as a result. My connection with one of my fellow Fellows led directly to a new job opportunity near my hometown. Without Doximity this would not have been possible.”
-Lamont Hunter, PA-C, MPH

“After CME tracking, Doximity's next biggest impact has been on my networking abilities. Instead of looking through old emails, Googling, or friending people of Facebook, Doximity makes it easy to learn what my old classmates and co-residents are doing, where they are living, and who we know in common. With such a large portion of physicians represented, it is rare that I wonder about an old colleague that I cannot find via Doximity, and, like most docs, networking is key to my work.”
-Valory Wangler, MD

Look up your alma mater on Residency Navigator to easily find past classmates and see where they ended up and if you have any mutual connections.

Looking to move to San Francisco? It may be time to start leveraging those connections.

Click on each alum’s profile to learn more about their training background, past publications and mutual colleagues. Easily send them a message to initiate a conversation.

Your network is out there. What are you waiting for?

The Jason Seifer “Updog” Memorial Scholarship

May 17, 2017 - Doximity Blog


This past April, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of our colleague and friend, Jason Seifer. While Jason was a gifted software engineer at Doximity, he was much more than that. He served as a role model, teacher and mentor to thousands of aspiring programmers. Through a video series that he produced prior to Doximity, Jason’s deadpan humor and wry wit brought levity to what could have been a boring subject, and his passion for sustainable code was inspiring to everyone he worked with.

Jason was unparalleled in three unique areas: pristine code, themed photo shoots and groan-worthy puns. In spirit and celebration of Jason, we have set up a need-based scholarship through University of Central Florida, Jason’s alma mater.

The Jason Seifer “Updog” Memorial Scholarship

“Jason was a remarkable man. I've met only a handful of people who had his level of expertise, and another handful of people who made me laugh as often. Jason was the only one in both groups. Most veteran developers are jaded and cynical; Jason was lighthearted and fun every single day. Working with him, learning from his Treehouse videos, and being with him in any capacity was a pleasure.

Jason was unlike any other. He was the best of us. He will be missed.”
-Chris “Woody” Woodrich, Software Engineer

"Jason would've wanted to be remembered for his sense of humor, which can only be shadowed by his ability to teach. Professionally, he taught us software development, but personally and most importantly, he taught us to laugh at life. Nothing is more fitting than a scholarship fund to eternalize him."
-Bruno Miranda, VP of Engineering

“Jason was a true inspiration to myself and our company. He worked on an extensive array of projects and made them look easy. But above all, he was inspirational to work with. He had the patience to teach, the passion to see projects through, and the humor to get you through the roughest of days. We will forever cherish the time he spent working with us at Doximity. He was a real Ruby in the rough.”
-Jey Balachandran, VP, Architect

To contribute the Jason Seifer “Updog” Memorial Scholarship, please visit: https://www.ucffoundation.org/updog

The First Annual Doximity Physician Compensation Report

April 2017

Apr 27, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Today we released our first annual Doximity Physician Compensation Report, the most comprehensive research undertaken to date on physician pay in the United States.

Here’s the overview of what we found:

Average Compensation for All Combined Specialties

Interestingly, rural and lower cost cities tended to have higher physician compensation than higher cost areas, such as New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

The top five metro areas in which physicians are paid the highest average annual salary are:

  1. Charlotte, N.C. ($359,455)
  2. Bridgeport, Conn. ($353,925)
  3. Phoenix, Ariz. ($351,677)
  4. Milwaukee, Wis. ($345,831)
  5. Houston, Texas ($345,079).

The bottom five metro areas in which physicians are paid the lowest average annual salary are:

  1. Durham, N.C. ($267,598)
  2. Ann Arbor, Mich. ($272,398)
  3. Baltimore, Md. ($281,005)
  4. Charleston, S.C. ($285,933)
  5. Washington, D.C. ($286,242).

Family Doctors / Primary Care Physicians

Primary care doctors represent the backbone of clinical care in the country, and location is a key determinant of their compensation.
The top five metro areas with the overall highest compensation for primary care providers includes:

  1. Charlotte, N.C. ($285,109)
  2. Bridgeport, Conn. ($279,138)
  3. Minneapolis, Minn. ($272,610)
  4. Indianapolis, Ind. ($270,468)
  5. Phoenix, Ariz. ($268,869)

Gender Gap in Physician Compensation

Nationally, the “gender gap” difference is stark. U.S. women physicians on average earn 26.5 percent less, or in dollar terms, $91,284 less than their male counterparts. Moreover, there is no medical specialty identified in the study in which women earn more than men. As an example, female Neurosurgeons were found earn over $90,000 less on average per year. Also, there is no place in the United States – state or top 50 metropolitan areas – where women out-earn men.

The five largest gender wage gaps are found in:

  1. Charlotte, N.C. (33 percent less or $125,035)
  2. Durham, N.C. (31 percent less or $90,480)
  3. Orlando, Fla. (30 percent less or $107,942)
  4. Pittsburgh, Pa. (30 percent less or $100,956)
  5. Bridgeport, Conn. (29 percent less or $110,582)

The specialties with the largest gender wage gap are:

  1. Pediatric Rheumatology (21 less percent or $45,412)
  2. Gastroenterology (21 percent less or $78,490)
  3. Pediatric Endocrinology (20 percent less or $41,467)
  4. Occupational Medicine (20 percent less or $53,921)
  5. Vascular Surgery (20 percent less or $88,800)

For female physicians, the metro areas in which female physicians are paid the highest average annual salary are:

  1. Minneapolis, Minn. ($290,747)
  2. Phoenix, Ariz. ($290,536)
  3. Milwaukee, Wis. ($287,950)
  4. Indianapolis, Ind. ($281,987)
  5. Dallas, Texas ($278,825).

  • The metro areas in which female physicians are paid the lowest average annual salary are: Durham, N.C. ($205,635); Charleston, S.C. ($219,112); Ann Arbor, Mich. ($225,004); Baltimore, Md. ($226,048); and Washington, D.C. ($227,263).

Our study was drawn from self-reported compensation surveys of over 36,000 full-time, licensed U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours per week. The timeframe ranges from late 2014 to early 2017. Responses were mapped across metropolitan statistical areas, and the top 50 were ranked by the number of respondents in the data.

We're proud to serve 70% of the nation's physicians.

Feb 22, 2017 - Doximity Blog


Today, we announced that 70% of U.S. physicians have joined the Doximity network. What have we learned from our community of 600,000 physician members? We've learned that connections count. And physicians can count on their connections. Using Doximity, here are some of the amazing ways doctors have worked together to serve their patients, more efficiently and more effectively than ever before.

J. Michael Hitt, MD: One of my patients was bitten by a Macaque monkey, which is infected with a virus that can produce a lethal encephalitis in humans. Worldwide, there are only a dozen or so experts on this zoonosis, but Doximity allowed me to quickly contact authors of key publications that present information critical to treating this disease. The patient did fine - so did the monkey. Doximity provided me with easy access to experts!


Payal Kohli, MD, FACC: It was around 2:15 am and the UCSF Emergency room called me and asked me if I could look at at EKG right away. As the overnight on-call cardiology fellow, one of our responsibilities is to determine whether the cardiac catheterization laboratory needs to be activated for a particular type of myocardial infection, called a STEMI, in which "every minute counts". The ED physician asked me how he could get the EKG to me. Since the ED fax machine is notorious for taking over 10 minutes to transmit a fax, we were able to use Doximity (as we were both members) to securely transmit a fax within minutes. No violations, no delay! Indeed, that patient did need to go to the cath lab urgently. And, the next week, I was able to share the EKG with my colleagues as it was saved on my phone in my Doximity app.
I remember thinking how happy I was to be a part of Doximity and how those few minutes may have made a difference in that patient's outcome, which was excellent.


Clasina Leslie Smith, MD MS, MA, DABMA: About 2 weeks ago in clinic, I had a patient who urgently needed a retinal specialist. Google searches for physicians tend to yield Yelp-equivalent sites rating doctors and giving very little information without a subscription: it's an inefficient way to search for colleagues. I simply hopped on Doximity in the room with her to see if I could find someone I knew personally. It streamlined the process of finding someone that I trusted because I knew him from medical school and who was located close to the patient's home. I was able to quickly call him through his listed phone number and explain the situation so that she could be seen the next day. The patient, my colleague, and me all benefited from being able to get her taken care of quickly, personally, and professionally.


Anitha Rao, MD MA: We admitted a patient to the Neuro ICU who was seizing continuously for 1 hour. We were clueless on a Saturday, on how to contact the primary neurologist regarding prior seizure meds. Through Doximity we were able to communicate with her physician, and ultimately impact patient care and treatment.


David W Hall II, MD: As a specialist, I work out of 5 different hospitals. Oftentimes, surgeries are delayed or cancelled because surgical clearance documents (i.e., labs, EKGs, Echocardiograms, Chest X-Rays, cardiology office notes) haven’t made it to the surgical pre-operative area in a timely and/or guaranteed manner. By encouraging my patients’ primary care doctors and my anesthesia colleagues to use Doximity, we’ve been able to communicate more effectively and avert unnecessary surgery cancellations, saving time and money for everyone involved, including patients.