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What websites list doctor ratings?

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Websites that feature doctor ratings include HealthGrades.com, Vitals.com, RateMDs.com and ZocDoc.com. These websites let users peruse doctor ratings based on specialty and location. They also provide an option to peruse ratings and reviews of individual doctors by searching for them directly. Some of these websites, such as RateMDs.com, provide ratings for over 1 million doctors, as of 2015.

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Once a user selects a location, specialty, medical condition or procedure type, HealthGrades.com generates a list of doctors that match the selected criteria, displaying a five-star rating, the total number of responses and the experience match on a scale from one to 100. The experience match score takes the doctor’s education, experience, board certification and specialty into consideration and matches it against the search criteria.

Vitals.com features a list of specialties on its home page, and provides a list of states and cities for each specialty. After specifying a location, users can refine the search criteria, peruse ratings on a five-star scale, and check the list of awards and distinctions on the doctors’ individual pages. RateMDs.com shows the top-rated doctors for the most common specialties, and includes symbols indicating the doctors’ knowledge level, helpfulness, punctuality and staff quality in addition to a five-star rating and the number of reviews. ZocDoc.com includes a filter for specific insurance providers and uses the same rating system as the other three websites. The final five-star rating is the average of individual ratings for bedside manner, wait time and overall satisfaction.

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