Two online sources that can help people to rank doctors by their specialty, such as neurology, are the CastleConnoly.com and RateMDs.com websites. Both websites enable visitors to determine doctor rankings and associated professional details by entering a specialty and location or, if known, a doctor's name. The top doctor rankings provided by CastleConnoly.com are based on peer reviews and extensive research team screenings, as stated on the organization's website.Continue Reading
The RateMDs website uses a Top 10 format for its doctor rankings. Visitors to the website are greeted by a Top 10 list of regional doctors based on the IP address of their computer or Internet device. The list can be refined or redirected by entering a city and/or professional specialty. Doctors' facility affiliations are found by clicking on their individual "Certifications" tabs. The website offers a variety of search options and criteria. The doctor ratings are based on reviews submitted by patients.
Three of the important factors to be considered in selecting or evaluating a doctor are the practitioner's medical board certifications and if there is any history of disciplinary actions or malpractice suits, as reported by Consumer Reports. A doctor who has obtained a certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can be counted on to have passed at least one or more specialty exams given by the organization, and is also participating in continuing education. The RateMDs website can help to determine certifications and if a doctor has had any malpractice or disciplinary issues.Learn more about Careers