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Dialysis Facility Compare from Editor's Pick

Compare services and ratings on kidney dialysis facilities in any state or US territory, by Compare kidney dialysis centers from Fresenius FMC, DaVita, US Renal Care, American Renal Associates, Dialysis Clinic, Satellite Healthcare, Mayo, and more. They are all here. Quality measures show relative survival among facilities and quality of care provided to Medicare patients at hospital-sponsored centers, nonprofit and for-profit dialysis centers. Patient satisfaction results also shown for each dialysis center. Time periods covered were not readily disclosed. Resources on kidney failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) also linked. Updated April 27, 2022. Part of the CareCompare services from the federal government.

Addiction – Guide to Finding Quality Treatment

Guide to finding quality addiction treatment. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) outlines how to find a quality provider for addiction treatment. In addition to providing the link to treatment centers, it lists the 800 number for the National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). January 2019

ALS Certified Clinics – The ALS Association

ALS Association provides a list of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and affiliated clinics. The ALS Assn. is a national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Audiology – What is an Audiologist?

Find answers to audiology questions, like “what is an audiologist?” Learn who audiologists, where they work, and what their role is, in dispensing hearing aids. Answers are provided by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Audiologist Directory is available at this site under Resources – Patients. Once you have names, consumers might also check your state’s licensure database.

Behavioral Health Facility Locator Editor's Pick

The Behavioral Health Facility Locator helps consumers find a treatment clinic or facility for mental health, alcohol, drug, and substance abuse treatment center “near me”. Search up to a 200-mile radius or more, including crossing state lines. The Detailed search allows specifying outpatient, inpatient, residential treatment, or a mix of mental health and substance abuse services, and permits a full national search. Site by the federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Crystal Meth Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship (free) program for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth. Meetings are held all over the country. Find a meeting location through the easy-to-use directory under CMA meetings tab. Listed by State. Directory covers 8 countries in addition to the US.

Genetics Clinics: Find a Genetic Service (US)

Find a genetic clinic or genetic service in the US. American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) lists genetics clinics in the United States.  Basic information provided. The ACMG is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interests of medical genetics professionals including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists, and genetic counselors.

Indian Health Service – Find an IHS Facility

Find an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility. Interactive map shows location of health clinics, behavioral health, dental services or hospital, through the Indian Health Service web site. Kidney dialysis centers and nursing homes may also listed, but not searchable on the map. Dig deeper into the Excel spreadsheet or facility descriptions. Contact information, hours, services and more

List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) – See Who is Excluded from Medicare Editor's Pick

The List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) is a Medicare fraud prevention site by the HHS Office of Inspector General. It 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, nurses’ aides, hospital employees, pharmacists, nursing home operators and more. More than 77,000 names on the list as of April 2023. Updated monthly.

Medical Fitness Association: Find an MFA Facility

Find a medical fitness facility. The Medical Fitness Association (MFA) is a non-profit organization that tracks, supports and promotes the industry of medical fitness centers. Facility locator identifies centers worldwide. However, your state may not have any fitness centers that belong to the association. About 137 medical fitness facilities were listed in the US as of October 2022.

Palliative Care – Provider Program Directory

Hospitals with Palliative Care programs are listed in this provider directory by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) in conjunction with the National Palliative Care Registry. Palliative care specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness; it can be provided along with curative treatment.

Parkinson’s – Center of Excellence Network (Parkinson’s Foundation)

Parkinson’s Center of Excellence Network is a  list of about 51 centers of excellence for Parkinson Disease. About 37 are in the US. Other international locations include Australia, Canada, England United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan. Each must meet the criteria set by the Parkinson’s Foundation for research, comprehensive care delivery, professional education and patient outreach services.

Personal Trainers – Find an ACE-certified Professional

Find a personal trainer or other exercise professional certified by ACE – the American Council on Exercise, a large non-profit fitness certification and education provider. Consumers can also check to see if their personal trainer is certified by ACE.

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings by State/City

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meetings by State and City. Find a meeting and support group for those who want to recover from compulsive sexual behavior. Uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Sex Addicts Anonymous. Meetings often held at hospitals, churches or community centers. Worldwide list

Sleep Centers (all states)

Find an accredited Sleep Center that is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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Directories (MedlinePlus) Editor's Pick

The Directories website at MedlinePlus may be the only directory mega-list you will ever need. Directory links for doctors, dentists, hospitals, chiropractors, psychologists, hospice programs, and more. Extensive list of directories, although some sites only list those who are members of their association, and do not list others who may be licensed in that field. Specialized directories (e.g. Find an Eye MD, Directory of Asthma Camps, Sleep Centers, or Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers) can also be located here. Five pages of listings

Food and Nutrition Information (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Food and nutrition information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. has 50 ideas for National Nutrition Month, updated Feb. 2023. Plus find a nutrition expert, or a healthy soup recipe. This site has many resources.

Rehabilitation Hospitals – CARF-Accredited Facilities

Find rehabilitation hospitals that are accredited by CARF – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF offers the ability to do an online search for accredited facilities with specific rehab programs you may be interested in. Select Program Focus to search for Addictions, Brain Injury, Mental Health, Integrated Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health, Opioid Treatment, Spinal Cord, Stroke Specialty Services, and more. Choose Age Group to search for older adult focus or children. Search engine is either simple (just put in state or zip code) or very complicated because of its detailed program choices. Updated 2022.

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