Healthgrades and RateMDs are trusted websites that offer past and present reviews of a doctor by name. Users can browse doctors on Healthgrades by name, specialty, condition, procedure and location.
On RateMDs, users can choose the specialty of the doctor from a drop-down menu or type the doctor’s name. They can also enter the name of the city where they want to find a doctor and choose the physician’s gender. RateMDs has more than 2 million ratings and reviews of doctors in the United States as of 2015. The site also offers a "find a facility" function as well as a health library that features health guides about various types of conditions and treatments.
To find the right doctor, Healthgrades recommends choosing experienced doctors who specialize in the particular care needed by a patient. A person should type his health condition or the medical procedure he is looking for in the search box to see a list of suggested health care providers.
A person should select a doctor with high ratings and positive reviews from numerous patients. It is also essential for an individual to determine if a doctor can provide treatment at a hospital with a rating of three stars and above. Highly rated hospitals can reduce risks of complications and provide better care.