ABMS is a highly-regarded, not-for-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty boards, that oversees physician certification in the US. See whether your doctor is board-certified in his/her specialty (such as Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, etc.) and in his/her subspecialty (such as Cardiovascular Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Oncology, Endocrinology, Neonatal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, etc.) Click on Is Your Doctor Certified on the left of the certification matters.org page (sponsored by abms.org). Registration (free) is required, but in many years of using this site, the editor has found no down-side to it & would encourage visitors to use the site
American Medical Association site provides information on members of the AMA first, but also lists information on non-member physicians. Site reports over 814,000 physicians listed, and shows board certification as well as training. However, you may not find all doctors who are not members of the AMA, nor those not Board-certified.
Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) has designated hundreds of hospitals and surgeons, as Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence. SRC is a non-profit corporation representing bariatric surgeons that promotes high standards of care in weight loss surgery. List of centers by state; includes US, UK, Canada, Mexico and 16 other countries
Federal government website at medicare.gov lists physicians by city (the zip code feature is not reliable yet) and specialty, including podiatry. Not too much information, usually less than you get at a state's licensing site, even after 7 years since site launch. Maybe in the future it will contain useful quality comparisons. Psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants & audiologists are not included
Interactive database to help you find a board-certified physician with specialties in the specific type of cancer expertise you're interested in, or types of oncology, tumors, etc. From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (cancer.net) ASCO website
Members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society are listed in this searchable database. Only doctor's name and contact information available. Check other sources for education and experience
Find an orthopedic surgeon anywhere in the US. Easy-to-use and informative site, by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Use the online directory to find a board-certified plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, eyelid surgery, facelift, laser hair removal, liposuction, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) or tummy tuck. Web site by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Physicians (MDs and DOs) and PhDs who are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) have passed the exam, and displayed a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This site lists diplomates by name, but no search function by city
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Look up the License information on your doctor, and find additional information on his/her Education and Training, whether there are any AZ Board investigations, and Malpractice / Criminal information. Click Doctor Search on the left to find your doctor. Board certification must be checked separately. An additional feature of this site allows you to get a list of physicians in a certain city and specialty
List of federally funded community health centers that provide primary care, pregnancy care, physician office visits, immunizations, dental care, mental health and other services, regardless of ability to pay. Search by state, county or zip code. Every state appears to have special clinics for those without insurance. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) have sliding fee scales for people up to 200% of poverty level
Site by the HHS Office of Inspector General allows consumer to search for a specific name of a person or business to see if they have been excluded from receiving payment from Medicare and Medicaid, due to license revocation, suspension or surrender; program-related fraud; patient abuse or neglect, and other reasons such as default on Health Education Assistance Loans. Exclusions Database contains physicians, nurses, nursesí aides, hospital employees, pharmacists, nursing home operators and more. Thousands of listings
Glossary of terms related to heart rhythm disorders. Includes Atrial fibrillation (A Fib), Ejection fraction, Electrophysiology (EP) test, ACE inhibitors, Beta-blockers, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, Dyspnea, ICDs, pacemakers and more. From the Heart Rhythm Society, a group representing physicians and scientists in the field of cardiac arrhythmia. Directory of cardiology subspecialists called electrophysiologists also found under Find a Specialist
Virginia Health Information provides names and background of board-certified cardiologists and other physicians who designate themselves as practicing in cardiac care. You will want to check board certification at the ABMS site (put ABMS in our search box to find link)
Specialized directory of OB-GYN physicians in VA that includes credentials such as volume of deliveries, C-Section rate, episiotomies, Board Certification, in addition to licensure. See last tab (Obstetrics) for detailed information about 2008 clinical OB practice, hospital charges, length of stay, and hospitals where the doctor practices. Innovative addition to the physician profiles when first shown, but now may be outdated