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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

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%
July 07, 2016

Should parents whose children die of a preventable condition due to a personal refusal to use western medicine be charged with manslaughter?

Yes 65%
No, parents have the right to choose how they want to treat their children 35%
June 30, 2016

In the case of elderly patients, do you believe it is a doctor's responsibility to disagree with a caregiver and willingly come between him/her and the patient?

Yes 74%
No 26%
June 23, 2016

Do you believe that pain should be considered a vital sign?

Yes 44%
No 56%
June 16, 2016

Do you believe that the Rio Olympic Games should be cancelled, postponed or transferred because of the Zika virus?

Yes 45%
No 55%
June 09, 2016

When patients share a diagnosis they found online for their symptoms, how often is it accurate?

Sometimes 63%
Rarely 27%
Frequently 9%
Often 1%
June 02, 2016

The rapid emergence of resistant bacteria has been attributed to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Which of the following do you think is the biggest driver of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions?

A general pressure from the patient to 'do something' 62%
Lack of clarity in guidelines and recommended treatment courses 14%
Patient satisfaction/ admin issued surveys 12%
Fear of malpractice lawsuits 12%
May 26, 2016

Have you been threatened for not complying with MOC?

No, but I fear I would if I tried to stop MOC 50%
No, I do not feel threatened and remain in compliance 35%
Yes, by my employer 10%
Yes, by an insurance company 6%
Yes, by my medical organization 6%
May 19, 2016

Several biosimilars (products that are bioequivalent to biologics) are currently approved for the US and European market, and many more will follow in the near future. In general do you feel biosimilars will prove safe and effective enough for you to prescribe them when more become available?

Yes 47%
No 10%
Would need more educational information on biosimilars 43%
May 12, 2016

How do you feel about breastfeeding vs formula?

I'd really prefer that all moms breastfeed, but that is not always possible 54%
Both breast feeding and formula are fine, moms should choose 16%
I'm okay with breastfeeding and occasional formula supplementation 15%
I recommend breastfeeding only 14%
I recommend formula only 1%
May 05, 2016

Trials have just begun for the transplant of kidneys from donors with hep-C to patients who are hep-C free. The trials are supported by Merck, the manufacturer of a hep-C drug. Would you recommend a patient in dire need of a kidney transplant consider an organ from a donor infected with hep-C?

Yes 47%
No 63%

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