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for a doctor? These sites can help you find doctors by specialty or geographic
area, or verify the credentials of specific physicians.
- ABMS (American Board
of Medical Specialties) - Who's Certified? [updated 4/1/01]
- This easy-to-use service
"allows the public to verify FREE OF CHARGE the board certification status,
location by city and state and specialty of any physician certified by one
or more of the 24 Member Boards of the ABMS."
- AIM (Administrators in Medicine)
- A program of the Association
of State Medical Board Executive Directors, this web site offers a database
of health professionals licensed by participating state medical boards. Approximately
20 states are represented. Searches can be conducted by name, town and license
number. Links to the participating boards' home pages are also provided.
- Note: For links to other
state medical boards, including some who are not AIM members, check the the
Federation of State Medical Boards'
- AMA (American
Medical Association) Physician Select On-Line Doctor Finder
- The AMA Physician Select
claims to provide information on virtually every licensed physician in the
U.S. and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine
(MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO). According to
the site, "All physician credential data have been verified for accuracy
and authenticated by accrediting agencies, medical schools, residency training
programs, licensing and certifying boards, and other data sources." Searches
can be conducted by name or medical specialty.
- Medical Specialty Societies
- Information about medical
specialities, sometimes including membership information, can be obtained
from professional organizations such as the American Academy of Allergy Asthma
& Immunology, the American College of Gastroenterology. the American Thoracic
Society, etc. The American Medical Association's James S. Todd Memorial Library
web site provides links to National Medical Speciality Societies.
- Health and Medical - General
- Resources in your state
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