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USA Today’s Doctor Database

doctorWhen you are looking for a specialist in health care what is the best way about finding out who may be the best within their field? Well, the USA Today is offering some help in 4 categories of health care. Taking data from Qforma, an information firm, they have built an interactive online database of the most influential doctors in asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension across the US. The creation of the information comes from a demand from patients that wanted more information about doctors.

The database, which can be found here, breaks down the doctors by State then by metro area. The full article, which explains the method of picking these doctors, can be found here.

Quotes from the article:

“I do feel strongly that this is a good tool to give people a place to start”
– Qforma’s CEO Kelly Myers.
“You can get more information about the performance of a refrigerator than about a surgeon”
– Deborah Ness, president of the National Partnership for Children and Families
“Consumers are taking medical care into their own hands. They’re saying: ‘Wait a minute. It’s my body, and I want to know what you’re doing.”
– Jeffery Kang, medical director of Cigna

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