Study Urges Patients to Look to Websites for Care

For most people, finding a doctor is typically based on a referral from a family member, friend or another health professional. The reality, however, is that the face of health care is changing, and now it’s more important than ever to understand your choices.

With the wealth of information available on websites like Healthgrades (www.healthgrades.com), an online resource that provides consumers with information about doctors and hospitals, there is no reason that consumers should not treat their health care the same way they treat other purchases—by performing their due diligence and being proactive when choosing their provider and plan.