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Grow Your Medical Or Healthcare Business Online With WordPress – 2

In Part One of this guide on ways to build your health business online, we provided in-depth information on the following areas:

In this section, we will continue exploring more ways to grow your medical or health services online.

Topics covered in this (and the following section) include:

To learn more about WordPress plugins and themes, see the articles below:

Note: Medical and health plugins are described in this section. Health and medical themes are listed in Part Three.

Grow Your Health Clinic Services Website – Improve Your Business Online Using WordPress

Web traffic is a vital part of your business growth. This section discusses ways to improve SEO, increase user engagement and increase web traffic generation with plugins.

Optimizing Your Site For Search Engines

There are many ways WordPress can help to optimize your health or medical website for search engines:

WordPress Plugins That Can Improve Search Engine Optimization, Improve User Engagement And Drive More Visitors To Your Site

As well as the built-in features of WordPress, there are also a number of WordPress plugins that improve SEO, increase engagement and drive more visitors to your site.

For example, you can install the plugins below to improve your SEO:

(A plugin like Yoast SEO (previously called WordPress SEO by Yoast) can improve your SEO)

Other ways to improve your website’s SEO, increase engagement and drive more traffic to your website are to add a forum, newsletters, commenting, and social sharing. Here are some plugins that can help:

(WordPress users can easily add social sharing features to their website with free or inexpensive plugins)

Ways To Generate New Leads & Enquiries With WordPress

This section explains ways to improve your sales and generate leads and enquiries online.

Provide An Email Newsletter

Adding an email newsletter is a great way to grow and retain your readership. It provides several benefits including:

One of the best ways to get visitors to become subscribers is to provide high value content and give users free gifts or bonus items in exchange for their personal details. This could be a time-saving guide, checklists for improving health, fitness and nutrition, access to medical apps, coupons, access to subscriber-only content, contests, etc.

Adding A Contact Form

A contact form makes it easy and simple for readers to contact you. Contact forms also allow users to report issues, ask questions to specific departments, request a quote, give suggestions and more.

Contact forms provide many benefits and advantages, like:

One of the most popular contact form plugins is Contact Form 7.

Contact Form 7

(Contact Form 7 Plugin For WordPress)

Contact Form 7 is easy to install and set up and lets you insert and manage multiple contact forms on your website, customize your form and the mail contents, add fields, and more.

International languages, Ajax-powered submissions, CAPTCHA, and spam filtering is supported.

Something to consider if you want to set up a website for a clinic or medical center is to add sections to your contact form so visitors can select which practitioner they want to contact. This ensures that visitors’ requests reach the right recipient.

Adding Maps

Adding maps helps your visitors and clients find you.

Adding maps (e.g. Google Maps) to your WordPress site also provides many benefits, such as:

(Adding maps helps your visitors and clients find you)

Popular Google Maps plugins for WordPress include:

WordPress Plugins For Improving SEO, Increasing User Engagement And Driving More Visitors To Your Health Practice Site

Health – WordPress Plugins

WordPress lets you add a number of plugins to your site to immediately add a range of practical tools for your site visitors. Here are some of these:

Booking Calendar

(Booking Calendar Plugin)

The Booking Calendar plugin lets you add appointment booking services to your site. This flexible plugin provides users with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. It is suitable for a range of health or medical-related businesses, e.g. medical practices, surgeons, chiropractors, booking sessions with personal trainers, etc.

(Booking Calendar Plugin – Overview)

The plugin works out of the box. Your website visitors can check availability of services you offer and book appointments quickly and easily. Administrators and visitors receive notifications. Booking Calendar is also widget-ready, and offers multi-language support. A premium version of this plugin is also available with a ton of extra features.

For more details, go here}:

Event Espresso

(Manage Bookings And Registrations Automatically Using Event Espresso For WordPress)

If you plan to run health or medical seminars, then you need a plugin like Event Espresso.

The Event Espresso online event registration plugin for WP allows you to easily create an event and start processing online registrations in minutes

(Event Espresso – WordPress Event Manager & Ticket Registration System)

Event Espresso is a versatile and feature-rich software that gives you full control of your event registration management process.

To learn more about the benefits and features of using Event Espresso, refer to this article:

Calculator Pro Calculators

(Calculator Pro Calculators)

This plugin provides a free collection of 400+ calculators. You can embed them into your pages, posts, or sidebars using shortcodes. Internationalization is supported.

Most of them aren’t specifically designed for health use, but there are several you can add to your website, including the following:

For more details, go here}:

Calculated Fields Form

(Calculated Fields Form WP Plugin)

This free plugin is useful for creating forms with dynamically calculated fields to display the calculated values, such as:

A premium plugin version with additional features is also available.

For more details, go here}:

Weight Loss Tracker

(Weight Loss Tracker WP Plugin)

Weight Loss Tracker is a simple plugin for WordPress that lets users record their weight on given dates. The results are then displayed in a graph and table.

(Weight Loss Tracker – Graph)

The plugin allows users to insert target weights and provides support for the following weight formats: Metric (Kg), Imperial – Stones & Pounds, Imperial – Pounds only.

For more details, go here}:

Simple BMI Calculator Widget

(Simple Body Mass Index Calculator Widget Plugin For WordPress)

Simple BMI Calculator lets you add a widget to your sidebar that can be configured and customized to match your theme.

In addition to Simple BMI Calculator, there are a number of other WordPress plugins you can look at to perform similar functions:

For more details, go here}:

Drug Interaction Data Plugin

(Drug Interaction Data WordPress Plugin)

This plugin can be used to display information about drugs, including what the drugs are used to treat and what other medications the drugs are known to interact with.

(Drug Interaction Data – Data Results)

Information about drugs can be displayed as a widget or inside your pages and posts. The data is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

For more details, go here}:

PubMed Posts

(PubMed Posts)

This plugin adds a dashboard widget that lets you crate posts from PubMed articles, as well as a search feature that locates posts with specific article data. It also includes a simple editor that lets you change the layout of your post content data.

PubMed contains over 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, online books and life science journals.

For more details, go here}:

MJM Clinic

(MJM Clinic WordPress Plugin)

This versatile plugin can be used for medical and health care related websites. It lets you add service pages with booking forms, provide information on health conditions and symptoms, assign case studies, link  indication tags to conditions, etc.

For more details, go here}:


(Treato – WordPress Plugin)

Treato WordPress plugin lets you add a sidebar widget that allows you and your site visitors to search a vast drug database and see what patients are saying about different drugs.

Treato collects and analyzes patient experiences written in forums and blog posts, then aggregates the content to generate useful insights about users’ medications, diseases and symptoms. Users can access valuable insight about over 14,700 conditions and 26,000+ medications from over 2 billion collected posts.

For more details, go here}:


(HealthTap Plugin For WordPress)

HealthTap Concierge allows consumers to consult with real doctors who specialize in a given health topic via text chat or HD video from any mobile device, personal computer, or smartwatch.

With the widget installed, your site visitors can type in a health question and receive a list of doctors in their geographic area who specialize in that particular topic. They can then choose a doctor, connect in real time using video or text chat, or send the doctor a question and get answers via the HealthTap service, which has a database of over 73,000 doctors.

For more details, go here}:

Trend MD

(Trend MD WordPress Plugin)

TrendMD adds the TrendMD recommendations widget to your site. The TrendMD recommendations widget is used by scholarly publishers to increase their readership and revenue by allowing people to discover, read or cite interesting scholarly content from your journals or websites through personalized recommendations.

For more details, go here}:

WP Nutrition Facts

(WP Nutrition Facts Plugin)

WP Nutrition Facts is a simple plugin for WordPress that lets you insert a nutrition facts table into your pages and posts, allowing your visitors to learn about the nutrient content of food and make more informed decisions about the food products they consume.

(WP Nutrition Facts – WordPress Plugin – Custom Post Type Label Creation)

WP Nutrition Facts uses the Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) nutrition labeling regulations.

For more details, go here}:

WP Ultimate Recipe

(WP Ultimate Recipe – WordPress Plugin)

If you run a health-related website that provides nutritional or healthy eating information, a great source of engaging content to your site is to publish great recipes.

Plugins like WP Ultimate Recipe let you publish recipes on your site.

Other recipe plugins for WordPress include:

For more details, go here}:

Awesome Fitness Testimonials

(Awesome Fitness Testimonials)

The Awesome Fitness Testimonials plugin lets you add fitness and wellness testimonials, case studies and reviews to your health & fitness-related website.

For more details, go here}:

Exercise Images

(Exercise Images Plugin For WordPress)

Exercise Images lets you display exercise illustrations on your fitness websites.

(Exercise Images – WordPress Plugin – Database)

For more details, go here}:

In part three, we discuss medical and health themes.


This is the end of section two of this article on ways to improve your medical-related business online.

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