For help finding and evaluating doctors and specialists, try these resources:
Administrators in Medicine DocFinder
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Information on licensing and disciplinary actions taken against doctors in 18 states; links to state medical boards of remaining states.
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Includes a database to find doctors who are ABMS Member Board Certified Specialists, a designation achieved through additional training and education.
American College of Surgeons
Information about finding surgeons who are Board Certified as well as information about surgical specialties. Includes database of member surgeons.
American Medical Association DoctorFinder
Education, board certification, and hospital admitting privileges for doctors who belong to the AMA.
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) RT Answers
Includes searchable database of radiation oncologists.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer.Net
Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) can be found on the site Cancer.Net. This site includes a “Find an Oncologist” tool with tips on choosing a doctor and a database of oncologists.
Urology Care Foundation
Searchable database of member urologists all of whom have been certified by the American Board of Urology.
Medicare Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory
Provider profiles including specialties, practicing locations, and phone numbers. Other information may also include education, gender, residency, foreign languages spoken, and hospital affiliation.
Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)
The purpose of the SUO is to develop educational and research initiatives and to study issues in urologic oncology and provide physician statements that represent a state of the art assessment of these issues to other organizations. Site includes a database of members.
For help finding and evaluating hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, and surgical centers, try:
American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC)
Database of more than 1,400 cancer hospitals that meet the guidelines and reporting standards of the CoC.
Association of American Cancer Institutes
The Association is comprised of 95 of the leading cancer research centers in the United States. Includes information about members.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Centers
The Cancer Centers Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) supports major academic and research institutions throughout the United States to sustain broad-based, coordinated, interdisciplinary programs in cancer research. These institutions are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) MedlinePlus
The Joint Commission Quality Check
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Quality Check database lists both Joint Commission-accredited and health care organizations not accredited by the Joint Commission as well as Joint Commission certified programs. Visitors can search by city and state, by name or by zip code.
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