Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011


If you want to find a great place to have dinner, you go to Yelp. Finding a great doctor is also pretty important — and for that, you should head to HealthGrades. For over a decade, its members have been rating doctors, dentists and hospitals on a five-star scale for everything from communication skills to wait times. The site also includes information on practitioners' specialties and insurance policies, and indicates whether records include any alarming matters such as board sanctions or malpractice suits. It's an invaluable way to winnow your search to the docs who might be right for you and to weed out ones who could spell trouble.