My husband has been dissatisfied with his current doctor for quite some time and is planning to switch to a new doctor very soon. As you know swapping to new doctor can be a difficult process, but I was recently introduced to a site called Vitals.com, which can help make your search for a new doctor much easier.
Vitals.com is a great source for comprehensive medical information on over 720,000 doctors
nationwide. The site offers consumers free information on doctors’ practices and specialties, consumer reviews, recommendations from other doctors as well as free physician profiles.
When you want to find a doctor
, simply visit the site and type in the name of the doctor you are interested in learning about. Not only will you learn about their background as a doctor, including where they were educated and what hospitals they are affiliated with, but you'll find actual patient reviews as well as ratings on the following: Ease of Appointment, Accurate Diagnosis, Bedside Manner, Spends Time with Me, Follow Up, Promptness, and Courteous Staff. These factors are all big concerns for us in searching for a new doctor, as we've had an issue in each of these departments with current and past doctors we've seen.
I think that this site could be a real asset for people who are unhappy with their current healthcare provider, and I love the opportunity that the site gives us as consumers, not only to be more informed about the doctors we choose, but also to voice our own opinions about the doctors that we know.
Check out them today to find a doctor in your area or rate your own.
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