Useful Resources For Finding A Great PhysicianIf you’ve been harmed by an incident of medical malpractice, Bonina & Bonina, P.C. has the experience in medical malpractice to help you recover compensation from the party responsible. Here is a quick guide to some sites that may provide useful information about doctors.
AMA DoctorFinder. While this site contains information on specialty training and board certification, it does not contain any information on patient outcomes, disciplinary actions, or communication skills. This site contains user reviews graded on an “A” through “F” rating scale. Reviews address availability, punctuality, staff friendliness, and effectiveness of treatment.
Castle Connolly. Ratings of the best doctors based on peer nominations, research, screening, and other factors. Searches are available by name, location, hospital, specialty, or insurance. Searches allowable by name, procedure, specialty, or condition. The site features data on education, affiliated hospitals, hospital ratings, sanctions, malpractice claims, board actions, office locations, and insurance plans.
National Committee for Quality Assurance. Information about doctors and whether they meet standards related to patient care for heart disease, diabetes, and back pain.
Physician Compare. Information derived from federal database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The site provides information on board certification, education, and group and hospital affiliations. Searches are available for doctors by name, sex, ZIP code, state, and specialty. The site also includes information related to patient ratings of the doctor’s staff, punctuality, helpfulness, and knowledge. Searches are available by specialty, condition, insurance, name, and other fields. It also includes patient ratings of bedside manner, follow-up, promptness, accuracy of diagnosis, and average wait time.
U.S. News & World Report. This site does not contain any ratings of physicians. But it does include basic information about a physician’s years in practice, hospital affiliation, training, certification, licensure, insurance, and awards. Doctors may not pay to alter or remove their reviews. This site is useful to determine whether a doctor is certified.
All of the aforementioned information may prove helpful when investigating a physician. If you are injured as a result of an incident of medical malpractice, consult with experienced New York personal injury lawyers, like those at Bonina and Bonina, P.C., to ensure that you fully recover all of your losses and receive the compensation you justly deserve.
At Bonina and Bonina, P.C., we have been successfully fighting for injured New Yorkers for over 50 years. Our experienced trial attorneys offer the necessary assistance to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 1-888-MedLaw1 (888-633-5291) or online so we may help you.