OOPs! Thanks Mike...sometimes i have too many irons in the fire.....Anyway other than looking at the top cancer centers and university center Hospitals and zooming in on the specialists credentials and other vital info...and some are waaaay better than others in listing those..
If your are looking for a specialist, make sure he/she is board-certified in his/her respective field of specialty.
Make sure no disciplinary actions has been instituted.
Look closely at malpractice judgments, and how many have been brought against the practitioner (more than three is not good)
Find out if he/she is fellowship-trained in their specialty field. This-is usually a good sign.
Look for hospital affiliations or membership affiliations; the more there are, the better.
Research to see if they have teaching responsibilities at any hospitals etc.
Look for a physician or surgeon who has been practicing medicine for five years or more.
Research to see if they have teaching responsibilities at any hospitals or other medical institutions.
Find out how much of the physician’s practice focuses on the medical condition/surgery you request.
Find out if the physician/surgeon has any awards, or is involved in his/her community.
Research a Doctor
How do I research a doctor? The Internet is loaded with many sites which claim to have information about doctors’ credentials information. And yes, most of them do; however, you want to make sure you get more than just a doctor’s license number and contact information. For more comprehensive information, consider contacting the following sources.
Your local library
Your state medical board
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a non-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty boards.
The medical society relevant to your intended physician or surgeon’s field of specialty.
American Medical Association , if a member ( and i have found that many are not members and that does not disqualify them...its a $$$$ thing)
well yes and no.........read this ..gives some good pointers on how good your physician might be and that information is almost always available in the Doctors profile at the Cancer Center or University he is affiliated with.
How long has he been in practice.
What was his fellowship in?
Does he specialize in your problem? How many cases a year?