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Where can you find reputable reviews on physicians?

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Patient reviews of physicians can be found at three popular websites: HealthGrades.com, RateMDs.com and Vitals.com. In addition the Federation of State Medical Boards provides a fee-based database listing complaints against or discipline of U.S. doctors.

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Where can you find reputable reviews on physicians?
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Websites that offer free reviews and 4- or 5-star rankings are based on the opinion of patients, many or most of whom are not health-care professionals.

Reports from the Federation of State Medical Boards' DocInfo database at FSMB.org include whether physicians and physician assistants were disciplined by a state medical board, their specialities, degrees and board certifications.

Many state medical boards have websites where consumers can search a doctor's disciplinary history for free.

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