When you choose a new doctor, how do you go about it? You’re probably picking someone close to home with plenty of parking. You might even ask your friends to see who has had a good experience with their doctor or look on Yelp! for peer ratings. As it turns out, peer ratings are not the best way to determine whether your doctor is good. If you need a specific procedure it’s important to find a doctor with the best outcomes for that procedure. You can be happy with your experience one minute and dead the next minute!
- 1Ask the right questions so you know whether surgery is the best option for you.
- 2Patient ratings are based on opinions, which can lead to poor health outcomes.
- 3Empirical doctor scores are based on data that has been collected for decades on procedures and patient outcomes.
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