Users can find doctors using ZIP codes by visiting the health page of the U.S. News & World Report online portal and inputting the desired ZIP codes on the relevant fields. The site also allows users to locate physicians by city, state, name or specialty. Other organizations with Web portals that allow users to locate doctors using ZIP codes are the American Optometric Association, Lifescript and ZocDoc.
As of December 2015, ZocDoc's portal allows visitors to locate physicians using name, specialty and type of insurance cover. The portal also provides filters such as "gender" and "reason for visit" to help users narrow their searches, and displays location results on a map for clarity. After helping users find physicians who fit their specified criteria, the site also provides them with the means to view doctor profiles and book appointments.
Users can also follow the links on Healthfinder.gov, which lead to the websites of select medical organizations, to search for physicians who specialize in certain conditions. Some of the organizations with website links on the page include the DeafMD.org Foundation, the Foundation for Women's Cancer, the American College of Rheumatology, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Other organizations with links on Healthfinder.gov include the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; the American Osteopathic Association; the American Society of Bariatric Physicians; and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.