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How to Find the Best Doctor

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 12:41 PM

Are you wondering where to find a local doctor? There may be several great hospitals that are located close to your residence. But, before you choose a particular physician, consider these methods to help you find a doctor in your area:

Go online and find a doctor
All you have to do is go online to find a doctor in your area. Use a reputable, fast search engine and then type in the words - “find doctor” with your city name or locality name. Google will then list millions of names in just a few seconds. Download a list of the doctors that are located closest to you, and then carry out further searches that will help you find the perfect physician for you.

The WebMD search engine will be able to give you a detailed list of all the physicians in your area. This search engine also has specialization searches that you can use to find MDs in every field that you want.

The American Medical Association has an online physician locator that you can also use to find a licensed physician in the city you are based in. You can also get additional information like office hours, accepted insurance carriers, and educational and accreditation history.

Check reviews
Once you have completed your physician search, you will have a list of qualified and certified physicians. You can take the entire list of doctors that you have found and then run it through review sites to find out what other people's experiences have been with them.

RateMDs.com can find doctors in any location all over the world. If any patient has been treated by the physician,  the site will show patient reviews after the physician search is complete. These are patient reviews and personal opinions.

Another site that will give you a doctor’s list along with doctor reviews is findadoc.com. This site will have doctor reviews, as provided by patients, for the listed doctors in the U.S. and all across the globe.

Check accreditation
This is one of the easiest aspects of finding a doctor, but most patients completely forget it. Ensure that you run the doctors name through the American Medical Association and your State Licensing Board to ensure that his or her licensing is up-to-date. You can also find MDs in your area through this same process.

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