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"Essential Evidence Plus has been a valuable tool for me in the office and hospital setting. The information is relevant to the care of my patients, easily accessed, and at times plays a significant role in my clinical decision making, even though I have been in practice for more than twenty years. The information is presented via email in a very timely fashion, and in a format that allows me time-efficient access to the data in published studies.

I would recommend EEP to any provider, whether new to the profession, or with years of experience."

George Seifert, MD
Marshall Internal and Family Medicine

"Subscribing to Essential Evidence Plus is the single best value that I have found in my own continuing education. There is no shortage of ‘medical information’; much of it is ‘free’. There is a shortage of critically analyzed, unbiased, evidence-based medical information and it tends to come with a price-tag. (It is almost reasonable to assume that if you don’t pay for it, it’s not worth having). I believe patients have the right to expect me to spend my own money to purchase trusted, unbiased sources of information that can make me a better informed prescriber and physician. This is ‘professionalism’. I would gladly pay twice the current prescription price for I Essential Evidence Plus."

Mark McConnell
Tomah VA Medical Center
Tomah, WI

"If the findings of a new study matter to your patients, you will find it in Essential Evidence Plus. This top-notch resource is an essential part of my patient and teaching practice. I love the regular POEM updates in my email inbox!"

Steven Brown, MD
Associate Program Director
Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency

"Essential Evidence Plus is an extremely useful tool at the point of care. It offers quick, concise, evidence based answers when you need them. I have recommended it to many of my colleagues. The topics are laid out in an easy to read format that allows you to focus on just the information that you really want when the patient is sitting right in front of you in the office. I particularly like the ‘Bottom Line’ sections that cut to the chase when time is of the essence. It is a great product- one that will soon become a staple for busy, evidence based clinicians."

Philip A. Bain MD FACP
Dean Health System
Madison, WI

"Great daily POEM. I love it when the POEMs are not only clear on the evidence but uncover the manipulations performed by manufacturers and others to misrepresent the truth. Getting messages like that out with clarity and strong wording I think are as important as the medical content of the study itself. Keep fighting the good fight!"

Dr. Josh Steinberg
Wilson Family Practice Residency, Binghamton, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

"This has revolutionized my practice. I find it hard to believe there was a time when I did not have the use of Essential Evidence Plus. I have it running while I am working and refer to it often. Patients appreciate that you are checking on the latest evidence. It also does not take a lot of time."

General Practitioner
Shailer Park Medical Centre

"I find your product nothing short of amazing."

David Smosarski, MD
McMaster University
Ontario, Canada

"The Essential Evidence Plus™ folks have been wonderful to us and at the same time, if we didn’t think the product was a quality one we wouldn’t have it. It is a permanent part of collection because of the high quality of the product."

Barbara Shearer
Director, Medical Library
Florida State University College of Medicine

"[I am] very impressed with the download from the site, installation application and install to the device."

Jay Mercer, MD, CCFP
Practice Solutions Web Services
Ottowa, Ontario

"As a missionary doctor serving the poor people on the north coast of Honduras, I find these updates extremely helpful. I want to express my thanks and gratitude."

Ted Faull, MD
Clinic Director
Hospital Loma de Luz

"Doctors are in a 'knowledge business' & yet have severe information problems... POEMs are a step forward... a summary of a valid piece of research that carries information that is important to patients and so to their doctors."

British Medical Journal, November 2002

"...one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in family medicine."

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) awarded the Innovative Program Award, sponsored by Patient Care Magazine, to InfoPOEMs® founders Drs. Shaughnessy & Slawson.

"The POEM concept is so pervasive--it not only has dramatically shaped the practice... it influences our teaching and research. POEMs stretch beyond the confines of family and into the practice of medicine as a whole."

Cheryl A. Flynn, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

"EE+ has been very useful in my training and patient interactions since I was a resident. All Family Physicians should keep current by subscribing to the Daily POEMs!"

Diana Heiman, MD
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

"I have been a user since 1997. I have used this program and am impressed with [its] evolution. It is an essential tool."

Judy C. Washington, MD
2011 conference for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

"Fantastic resource – need to convince new employer (in 6 months) to have it available!"

Jennifer Middleton, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at St. Margaret
Pittsburgh, PA

"I’ve been using EE+ for about a year now. I use it during patient care, when teaching residents, and giving lectures. I have found it very helpful as patient care questions arise and I’m able to find the answer while in the patient room."

Marty Player, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

"Essential Evidence Plus has been a great influence on both my teaching and clinical practice. Thanks!"

Julie Brennan
University of Toledo / St. Luke’s Hospital
Toledo, OH

"Essential Evidence Plus provides me with succinct point-of-care evidence guidelines to enhance my patients’ care. It also provides me educational material for residency education and training."

Beth Fox, MD
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

"EE+ is the gold standard for evidence-based medicine. I use it almost daily in my practice and our residents love it as well. Just the Daily POEMs makes it all worthwhile."

Douglas Maurer, DO, MPH
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Ford Hood, TX