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Grow Your Medical Or Healthcare Business Online With WordPress – 2

In Part 1 of this article on ways to grow your health or medical-related business web presence, we covered the following areas:

In Parts 2 and 3, we explore more ways to grow your medical-related services online.

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

For more information about WordPress plugins and themes, see these articles:

Note: WordPress medical and health plugins are described in this section. WordPress themes for medical businesses are covered in Part 3.

Online Business Tips For Medical And Health Services Practitioners – How To Improve Search Engine Optimization, Increase User Engagement And Drive More Traffic With Plugins

Web traffic is an important part of your online business growth. In this section, we discuss ways of improving SEO, increase user engagement and increase web traffic generation using WordPress plugins & themes.

Optimize Your Website For SEO

There are lots of ways that WordPress helps improve SEO:

WordPress Plugins For Improving Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Better User Engagement And Driving More Visitors To Your Site

In addition to the built-in features of WordPress, there are also a number of plugins for WordPress that will improve SEO, increase engagement and drive more web traffic to your site.

For example, here are some plugins you can use to improve your website’s SEO:

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

Other things you can do to improve your website’s SEO, increase user engagement and drive more visitors to your site are to add a forum, newsletters, commenting, and social sharing features. Here are some more plugins that can help (many of the plugins described below are also free):

(WordPress users can easily add social sharing features to their site with WordPress plugins)

Ways To Generate Leads & Enquiries Using WordPress-Based Applications

Let’s now discuss ways to improve your sales and generate leads and enquiries.

Add A Newsletter

Adding an email newsletter is an excellent way to retain and grow your readership. Adding email newsletters] provides a number of benefits and advantages, like:

An effective strategy for enticing your visitors to subscribe is to provide high value content and give users free gifts in exchange for their details. This could be a time-saving guide, checklists for improving health, fitness and well-being, access to fitness calculators, discount coupons, access to courses, podcasts, etc.

Adding Contact Forms

Contact forms make it easy and simple for readers to get in touch. Contact forms also allow readers to report issues, contact specific departments, request quotes, and more.

Contact forms provide many benefits including:

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

Contact Form 7

(Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugin)

Contact Form 7 is easy to install and set up and allows you to create multiple contact forms into any post or page, customize the forms and the mail contents, add fields, and more.

Contact Form 7 also supports international languages, Ajax-powered submissions, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Another feature you may want to consider if you want to set up a website for a health center or medical clinic is to segment your contact form so prospective clients can choose which section of the center they want to reach. This will help make sure that visitors get their comment to the right recipient.

Provide Maps

Adding maps helps your visitors and customers find you.

Inserting maps, such as Google Maps, into your website also provides users with a number of benefits, such as:

(A map helps your visitors and clients find you)

Below are some plugins that let you embed, customize and display Google maps on your website:

Improving Search Engine Optimization, Increase User Engagement And Increase Web Traffic Generation Using Plugins

WordPress Medical Or Health Plugins

WordPress makes available a number of plugins you can add to your medical or health-related site that will immediately make available a range of functional tools for your site visitors. Here are some of these:

Booking Calendar

(Booking Calendar – WordPress Plugin)

The Booking Calendar plugin lets you add online booking services to your site. This plugin is well supported, provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface with flexible functionality. It is suitable for a range medical and health consulting uses, e.g. dental practices, physicians, health spas, booking yoga classes, etc.

(Booking Calendar WP Plugin – Overview)

This plugin works out of the box. Your website visitors can check availability of services and book appointments online easily. Administrators and visitors receive booking confirmations. The plugin also lets you add a calendar or booking form to your website’s sidebar, and offers multi-language support. The plugin is also available in a premium version with many additional features.

For more details, go here}:

Event Espresso – Event Registration & Ticket Manager

(Manage Bookings & Registrations Online Using Event Espresso For WP)

If you run health or medical events, then you need a plugin like Event Espresso.

The Event Espresso online event registration plugin for WordPress allows you to easily schedule multiple events and start processing registrations literally in minutes

(Event Espresso)

Event Espresso is a feature-rich plugin that gives you complete control over your event registration management process.

We have written a detailed article on Event Espresso. To learn more, go here:

Calculator Pro Calculators

(Calculator Pro Calculators – WordPress Plugin)

Calculator Pro Calculators provides a free collection of 400+ calculators that you can display on your website. The plugin supports internationalization

Most of them aren’t designed for health-related uses, but there are several you can add to your site, including the following:

For more details, go here}:

Calculated Fields Form

(Calculated Fields Form – WordPress Plugin)

This free plugin is useful for creating forms that perform single and complex calculations, including:

A premium plugin version with many more features is also available.

For more details, go here}:

Weight Loss Tracker

(Weight Loss Tracker)

Weight Loss Tracker is a simple WordPress plugin that lets logged-in users record their weight on given dates. The results are then shown 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 Body Mass Index Calculator Widget

(Simple Body Mass Index Calculator – WordPress Plugin)

This plugin installs a widget on your sidebar that can be configured and customized to match your theme.

As well as Simple BMI Calculator, there are a number of WordPress plugins you can check out to perform similar functions:

For more details, go here}:

Drug Interaction Data Plugin

(Drug Interaction Data WP Plugin)

Drug Interaction Data Plugin can be used to display drug information, including what the drug is used to treat and what other medications the drug is known to interact with.

(Drug Interaction Data – WordPress Plugin – Database Results)

Information about drugs can be displayed inside your pages and posts, or as a widget on your sidebar menu. The data is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health and converts common names of drugs to the standardized RxNorm name as defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

For more details, go here}:

PubMed Posts

(PubMed Posts WordPress Plugin)

This plugin adds a dashboard widget that lets you publish content to your site from PubMed articles, plus a search function that helps visitors find posts with specific article data. An editor that lets you change the layout of data in the post content is also included with the plugin.

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 Plugin For WordPress)

MJM Clinic can be used for clinic and health care related websites. You can add service pages with booking forms, provide related health conditions, add case studies, link  indication tags to services and conditions, etc.

For more details, go here}:

Treato WordPress Plugin

(Treato WP Plugin)

This plugin lets you embed the Treato healthcare search engine into your WordPress sidebar so you and your site visitors can search a vast drug database and see what patients are saying about different drugs.

Treato gathers and analyzes patient experiences written in forums and blog posts, then aggregates the posts to generate useful insights about users’ medications, diseases and symptoms. Users can access insight about side effects, drug comparisons, which drugs people feel are working, and more from over 2 billion collected posts.

For more details, go here}:


(HealthTap Plugin)

HealthTap Concierge allows users to locate and book a virtual consult with doctors, clinical psychologists, etc. via text chat or HD video from any mobile device, computer, or smartwatch.

With With the HealthTap Concierge plugin installed, users can type in a health question and receive a list of doctors in their geographic area who specialize in that health topic. They can then choose a doctor, chat over text or video, or send questions.

For more details, go here}:


(TrendMD Plugin For WordPress)

This plugin adds the TrendMD recommendations widget to your site. The TrendMD recommendations widget is used by scholarly publishers to grow 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 WP Plugin)

WP Nutrition Facts is a free plugin that lets you insert a nutrition facts table into your pages, posts and custom post types, allowing your visitors to learn about the nutrient content of food.

(WP Nutrition Facts Plugin For WordPress – Nutritional Facts Label Creation)

This plugin uses the Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) nutrition labeling regulations.

For more details, go here}:

WP Ultimate Recipe

(WP Ultimate Recipe)

If you run a health or fitness-related website that provides dietary or healthy eating information, a great source of content that will engage your readers is to add recipes.

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

Other recipe plugins for WordPress include:

For more details, go here}:

Awesome Fitness Testimonials

(Awesome Fitness Testimonials Plugin For WordPress)

This plugin lets you add fitness and wellness testimonials, reviews and case studies, before and after photos, etc. to your website.

For more details, go here}:

Exercise Images

(Exercise Images by Everkinetic WordPress Plugin)

Exercise Images by Everkinetic lets you add exercise diagrams to your website.

(Exercise Images by Everkinetic Plugin For WordPress – Image Catalog)

For more details, go here}:

In the next section of this detailed article, we take a look at WordPress themes for health and medical businesses.


This is the end of section two.

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