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Finding A Doctor - Information On Choices, Concerns, & Considerations

Information, articles and resources on choosing a doctor. Finding the right doctor for you can take more than one attempt. Your doctor will play an essential role in your health care. Consider your needs, how well you can communicate your concerns, and how comfortable you feel with your doctor.
  1. A - Z: Doctors - Healthcare
  2. Finding a Rheumatologist
  3. Others on Healthcare Team

First Visit to the Rheumatologist
What can you expect from your first appointment with the rheumatologist?

Choosing the Right Doctor for You
Important information about a doctor's background and history should be considered when choosing the right one for you.

The Patient-Physician Encounter
The adherence to a treatment plan by a patient and the success of the treatment can be impacted by the patient-physician relationship.

How Would You Rate Your Arthritis Doctor?
Your relationship with your doctor is essential to your health.

Should You Change Doctors?
A doctor/patient relationship is a lifelong relationship for someone with chronic arthritis. "C" if your needs are being met.

How To Prepare Yourself and Your Young Child For A Doctor Visit
Preparing for your child's doctor visit is important for child and parent.

ACR Geographic Membership Directory - Find a Rheumatologist
Find a rheumatologist from the American College of Rheumatology member directory by geographical location.

Find an Orthopaedist
Search for a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons by last name or city, state, zip code, and country, from AAOS.

Find a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon
Following residency training, neurosurgeons may seek certification in the practice of neurosurgery through the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), from NeurosurgeryToday.org.

Your source for health care ratings information. Ratings available on hospitals, physicians, and health plans for a fee, from healthgrades.com

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