There are a variety of websites where physicians are reviewed and given "grades" by current and past patients. Both complaints and positive reviews can be found on these websites.
WebMD endorses review websites HealthGrades.com, RateMDs.com and Vitals.com. Websites like Yelp can also be effective in helping choose a physician. Patient reviews are very useful tools in weighing both the positive and the negative aspects of choosing a certain physician. A recent study found that 35% of patients who searched the web to find a physician picked theirs based on good ratings. Another 27% reported avoiding certain physicians based on bad ratings.