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Interviewing physicians can be challenging. Their busy schedules make it difficult to pry them away from patients and give the media the scoop on real world medicine. Creating effective polls in real time can be a great way to discover physician sentiment, but is nearly impossible to accomplish.

SERMO can help in two ways:

  1. Poll our community. We can do flash polling with results in as little as 48 hours and we can do week-long polls that give you a broad cross-section of opinion and a bigger sample size. In addition to providing data, our polls also spark lively discussions that can give you unfiltered quotes for your news story. We provide this free of charge for members of the media.
  2. Interview our doctors. We have doctors in over 90 specialties who are articulate and available to speak with the media. If you would like to talk to a physician, contact us and let us help you find the perfect expert.

Our polling has been influential for years. We’ve provided physician insight on a range of topics, from Ebola, to walk-in clinics and vaccinations to physician pay and more. We are the voice of real world physicians and we can add high impact data to your next article. Contact us for more information.

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Recent SERMOSAYS Sentiment polls results

October 03, 2016

Zika was dominating news for a long time, especially leading up to the Olympics. Now, less so. Has the threat mostly passed?

Yes 26%
No 74%
September 26, 2016

Routine screening mammography for average risk women should be done…

Annually from age 40 and continue indefinitely 59%
Biannually from age 50 to 74 41%
September 19, 2016

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most attention-grabbing health awareness months. Do you think awareness campaigns are helpful?

Yes, my patients ask more questions about the topic of awareness 50%
Yes, I see an increase in office visits 16%
No, awareness months and days do not affect my patients 34%
September 12, 2016

Do you agree with the National Health Service’s policy to ban patients whose BMI is 30 or more from routine surgery for non-life-threatening conditions for a year?

Yes 40%
No 60%
September 05, 2016

If some form of mass casualty event happened in your area, do you think your regional health system is well-prepared to deal with the emergency and care for the wounded?

Yes 50%
No 50%
August 29, 2016

Which is a bigger problem for doctors practicing medicine in the U.S.– major insurance company mergers, or hospital/health system mergers?

Insurance mergers 40%
Hospital/health system mergers 40%
Neither directly effects my practice 20%
August 22, 2016

Do you think that energy drinks pose health dangers?

Yes, they are more risky than their marketing reveals 61%
Yes, though risks are negligible for those without compounding conditions 29%
No, not more than other caffeinated beverages like coffee 10%
August 15, 2016

Do you work in both the public and private sectors?

Yes 41%
No 59%
August 08, 2016

What is your opinion on the Cancer Moonshot, led by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden?

It's unlikely that the initiative will deliver on its promises 67%
It's an important initiative that will improve our ability to prevent treat and detect cancer 33%
August 01, 2016

Do your millennial patients ask about the out-of-pocket costs of treatments and seek out lower-cost alternatives more than other demographics?

Yes 33%
No 67%
July 26, 2016

Do you support making naloxone (brand name Narcan) available without a prescription?

Yes 39%
No, no drug should be available without a specific prescription 19%
No, naloxone in particular should not be available without prescription 42%
July 14, 2016

Should any of these consumables be subject to a higher tax?

Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other smokeables (where legal) 33%
Alcohol 23%
Sugary foods and/or soda 17%
Fatty foods and/or beverages 10%
Super-sized portions 10%
None of the above 7%

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