Finding the Right Physician Is Simpler Than Ever
Imagine you need a car, so you buy the first one you see with a “for sale” sign on the windshield, no questions asked. Or, imagine you buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first or looking at other styles. What’s the value of having options if you don’t shop around? We have options when choosing physicians, too, but some consumers don’t know the most effective ways to research and select providers for their needs.
Looking for the right physician is a complex process, and your selection will be one of the most important decisions in your care journey. However, there are helpful, easy-to-use resources that can empower anyone to make confident decisions and create meaningful connections with providers.
Online physician search can help you connect with the right provider.
There are several factors to consider when looking for physicians, like their experience and specialties, along with their locations and the insurance providers they accept. It’s a lot to take in, but a little research can provide a clear view of the best options.
At Healthgrades.com, you can search for physicians in your area by specialty, procedure or condition. You can even read reviews and learn about other patients’ experiences with providers. In fact, last year, Healthgrades conducted an unprecedented study of nearly 7 million online reviews and found that non-clinical matters like staff, bedside manner and wait times affect patient experience. With information on clinical outcomes, combined with insight on providers’ interactions with other patients, you’ll be able to select a physician who fits your unique needs.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of options, you can research and select the best provider for your unique needs by using resources like Healthgrades.com.
To find physicians on the go, download the Healthgrades app.