Check the ratings of a medical doctor by searching on a physician review site, such as HealthGrades.com and Vitals.com, or on a business review site, such as Yelp.com, as of 2015. Additionally, check for state medical board certification or infractions on sites such as CertificationMatters.org or FSMB.org.
HealthGrades.com allows you to search for doctor reviews in multiple ways, including by the name of the physician, a specific speciality or an association with a specific medial procedure or condition. Results on the site include the name of the doctor, his area of practice, the location at which he practices and a picture, if available. They also include a star-based user satisfaction rating, along with a section for patients to write details about experiences with the doctor. Vitals.com displays a similar set of information for each physician, including patient reviews. The site also allows you to browse through different medical specialties to locate the doctor in that field with the highest rating.
If online reviews are not available for a doctor, CertificationMatters.org contains a tool that enables you to quickly check if the doctor has board certification within a state and to view the state medical board's website. FSMB.org includes links to state medical boards, along with contact information to make direct inquires about any board-level issues with or infractions against a doctor.