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Choosing a Doctor: Quick Tips

When you choose a doctor for yourself or a loved one, make sure to choose a primary care doctor you can trust.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

AMA Doctor Finder

Search this database by name or medical specialty to locate a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) anywhere in the United States.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Medical Association

A Guide to Surgical Specialists

There are many types of surgeons. This document provides an overview about the surgical specialties.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

American College of Surgeons

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Physician Directory

Search this directory to find an obstetrician-gynecologist in your area.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Lyme Disease Foundation Physician Referral Service

Use this national referral list of board-certified physicians to find a doctor trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Lyme Disease Foundation, Inc.

American Venous Forum Member Directory

Search members around the world who are experts in the field of venous-related diseases by last name, city, state, and zip code.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

American Venous Forum

Directory of Liver Specialists

Users may select a state name to find liver specialists skilled in treating Hepatitis B (HBV). The directory listings include information about drug therapies used and clinical trials in which the doctor is involved.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Hepatitis B Foundation

DocFinder

Search the AIM DocFinder database for a physician or medical professional in your state. Licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians is provided.

Review Date: January 08, 2013

Nonprofit/Professional Entity--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs)

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who provide a full range of services, from prescribing drugs to performing surgery. Learn more about how DOs approach patient care and what to expect on your first visit.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Osteopathic Association

Find a AACPDM Medical Professional

Search the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine directory for medical professionals who treat cerebral palsy, developmental disorders and/or other childhood-onset disabilities.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Find a Bariatric Physician

A bariatric physician specializes in the treatment of weight-related conditions.This locator service is provided to assist you in finding a bariatric physician near you.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Find a Cancer Doctor

Search this database to find an oncologist—the cancer specialist you and your family will be working with throughout your cancer care and treatment.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Search by state or country to locate a colorectal surgeon in your area who is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Find a D.O. Dermatologist

Search a directory of osteopathic dermatologists by state.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Find a Deaf-Friendly Doctor

Search for a deaf-friendly doctor or facility in your area that uses ASL with patients. Submit contact information of a doctor you’d like to add to this database.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

DeafMD.org Foundation

Find a Dermatologist

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Search this section to locate a dermatologist your area.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

American Academy of Dermatology

Find a Doctor who Treats Vascular Birthmarks

Click on the map to find a physician near you who specializes in treating birthmarks, hemangiomas, vascular malformations, and more.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Find a Doctor: Epilepsy Foundation

Find neurologists who are active members of the American Epilepsy Society and specialize in the treatment of epilepsy, a seizure disorder.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Find a Geriatric Psychiatrist

Locate a geriatric psychiatrist, a medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that occur in older adults.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Find a Gynecologic Oncologist

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, such as cervical, endometrial, uterine or ovarian cancer, use this search tool to locate a gynecologic oncologist in your area.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Find a Hand Care Provider

Search for a hand surgeon or hand specialist by city, state, zip code, or name. Members include orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, microsurgeons, and hand therapists.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Association for Hand Surgery

Find a Healthcare Professional: Crohn's and Colitis

This is a list of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are members of Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Review Date: January 22, 2013

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Find a Member of the American College of Surgeons

Search for surgeons in your area who are members of the American College of Surgeons.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Surgeons

Find a Neurologist

Find an AAN member neurologist in your area with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

American Academy of Neurology

Find a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Find a pediatric ophthalmologist by state, city, or last name, who provides medical and surgical eye care for children with eye conditions, such as strabismus.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Find a Pediatrician or Pediatric Specialist

Search for an American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatrician, pediatric sub-specialist, or pediatric surgical specialist in your area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics

Find a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician

Use this database to locate a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician in your geographic area. Search by state, or by the physician's last name, city, area code, zip code, or country.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Find a Physician - National Vitiligo Foundation

The National Vitiligo Foundation provides list national listing of dermatologists, by state, who have expertise in treating vitiligo.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Vitiligo Foundation, Inc.

Find a Physician/Medical Toxicologist

Search for toxicologists by last name or geographic area (state).

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Medical Toxicology

Find a Podiatrist (Foot Doctor)

Find an American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) member physician in your area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Podiatric Medical Association

Find a Provider - Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Provider Directory can help lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people find primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists, and other health professionals.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

Find a Pulmonary Hypertension Specialist

Find a clinic, hospital or medical center near you that specializes in pulmonary hypertension treatment.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

PHCentral

Find a Reproductive Endocrinologist

Search the member directory of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by state or last name to find a reproductive endocrinologist in your area.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Find a Rheumatologist

This page will help you find a rheumatology health professional in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Rheumatology

Find a Specialist: Heart Rhythm Society

Find a specialist is the Society’s directory of member physicians who have requested to have their contact and practice information listed for patient and physician referral purposes.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Heart Rhythm Society

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

Find a Spine Doctor

This information is provided to assist the public in finding doctors who specialize in back care and surgery.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Spine Society

Find a Thyroid Specialist

Search this section to locate thyroid specialists throughout the United States, and abroad.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Thyroid Association

Find a Urologist

Search this database to find a practicing AUAF (American Urological Association Foundation) member urologist in the United States or internationally.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Urology Care Foundation

Find an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Surgeon Near You

This member directory can help you find a AAFPRS Facial Plastic Surgeon near you. Click on a state or province on the map to begin your search of the United States and Canada.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Find an Endocrinologist

Find an AACE member endocrinologist in your area who treats diseases relating to the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, obesity, and conditions related to the reproductive system.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Find an ENT Physician

Find an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) by name, location, or speciality in the United States and abroad.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Find an Interventional Radiologist

Search by state, region, institution, or area of expertise for an interventional radiologist.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society of Interventional Radiology

Find an Ophthalmologist

Search this directory to locate an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.), a medical doctor who is specialized in eye and vision care. Find tips on selecting the right eye care provider.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Find an Osteopathic Physician (DO)

Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are fully-licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas including surgery. DOs are trained to consider the health of the whole person and use their hands to help diagnose and treat patients. Search by last name, city or zip code.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

American Osteopathic Association

Locate a Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Search for a pediatric gastroenterologist by doctor's name, city, state, or country.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Locate an Allergist or Asthma Specialist

Find an allergist in your area by searching the online database and entering a zip code or a city, state and street address.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Medical Help Locator: Amyloidosis Foundation

There are an increasing numbers of physicians and hospitals becoming familiar and experienced with diagnosing and treating amyloid patients. Such providers are listed in the tables on this site.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Amyloidosis Foundation, Inc.

Medicare Physician Compare

Find physicians and other healthcare professionals who accept Medicare in your area, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and physical therapists.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Physician Locator - National Medical Association

Names and locations of NMA members are provided to assist consumers who are actively seeking an African American physician.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Medical Association

Pituitary Network Association: Physician Directory

This directory lists physicians who provide services related to pituitary tumors and disorders.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

Pituitary Network Association

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: Find a Doctor Directory

Pulmonary hypertension patients experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, search the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Doctor Directory to find a specialist in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Recognized Clinician Directory

Find doctors in your area who have demonstrated that they meet important standards of care.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Scoliosis: Find a Specialist

Although SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) does not recommend or refer physicians, all SRS members listed have met strict SRS Fellowship requirements which include that a minimum of 20% of their practice is devoted to spinal deformities.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Scoliosis Research Society

Skin Cancer Foundation: Physician Finder

Search the Skin Cancer Foundation database for a dermatologist near you.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Skin Cancer Foundation

Sports Medicine Referral Search

Learn about the different types of professionals who can help treat sports-related injuries and search for professionals in your area.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Running Association

State Medical Licensing Boards

An online directory of state medical boards, listed alphabetically. Each entry includes a complete mailing address, phone contact and Internet addresses where applicable.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.

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