Choosing A Doctor

How to Choose a Physician that Is Right for You

Massachusetts Medical Society
This site outlines some general tips that may be useful in your search for a physician. The information provided refers only to medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy who are licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

Physician Search

Massachusetts Medical Society
This website allows visitors to search for a Massachusetts Medical Society member physician by name, location and/or specialty.

Comparison Rating

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
This website provides reliable information to help consumers take an active role in making informed decisions about their healthcare. It includes side-by-side comparisons on how different medical groups across Massachusetts treat the same type of illness or health condition, as well as ratings reports on patients' experiences with each practice's doctors.

Physician Profiles

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Use this site to search physician profiles for information such as education & training, specialties, malpractice claims, translation services and hospital affiliations, to name a few.

Choosing a Doctor

National Institute on Aging
This website provides several ideas to help you find a doctor that is right for you. It also provides links to other helpful resources.

"What You Can Do" to Choose the Right Doctor for You

The Partnership for Healthcare Excellence 
An easy to follow fact sheet on steps you can take to choose the right doctor for you.