There are dozens of helpful online tools and resources to help you find the right doctor for your health and health care needs. The best part: Many of these “free” services have already done most of the hard work for you. They’ve already checked each doctor’s credentials and certifications, making sure that those listed are legal practitioners of medicine. So, use them as a starting point for finding a good doctor. Then, meet with the doctor to determine if they are a perfect fit for you personally. Good luck in your search to find Dr. Right!
WebMD Physician Directory
Checkout this free service provided by WebMD for use by the general public. It’s a quick reference of information about physicians, but it’s not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications or the abilities of any physician contained in the database. However, it will give you a starting point for finding local doctors in your area. Check it out here.
National Medical Association Physician Locator
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the nation's premier membership association that represents African American physicians. They created this comprehensive, database/service to assist consumers who are actively seeking African American physicians, providing patients with the names and locations of NMA physicians only. For additional information about the service, call 1 (800) 662-0554 (toll-free) [1 (800) NMA-0554], or search the NMA Physician Locator now.
Medicare Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory
This official United States government site for people with Medicare and Medicaid will help you to find a health care provider in your local area. Visit http://www.medicare.gov/Physician/Home.asp to search today.
MedlinePlus searched the best-of-the-Web to provide direct links to many of the online databases for doctors, specialists, hospitals and much more. Browse this massive list and see if you find exactly what you need.