Consumer Guide to Health Care
Finding and Choosing a Doctor
Questions and Answers | Primary Care Physicians |
Osteopaths | Pediatricians |
Eye Doctors |
Physical Medicine |
Physician Groups in Wisconsin |
Free or Low-Cost Medical Care in Wisconsin
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Questions and Answers about Doctors
How can I find a doctor anywhere in the United States?
The American Medical Association's AMA
DoctorFinder provides information on nearly every licensed
doctor in the country.
Is my doctor certified in internal medicine?
Find out with the American Board of
Internal Medicine database.
What about doctors with other specialties?
Find out with the American Board of Medical Specialties
database. There is no charge to use this site; however, you will be required to
register prior to conducting your first search.
How can I check a doctor's license status, or find out if there are
orders / disciplinary actions pending against him or her?
Contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
(formerly Regulation and Licensing) to check the doctor's
status or to find out about
orders / disciplinary
Does my doctor participate in Medicare?
Find out with the
Wisconsin Physicians Service database. You can use the database to locate participating physicians by city or
county. Individual physicians may be listed under the name of their medical group rather than
by physician name.
Where else can I go for more information on Wisconsin doctors?
Although it's not specifically for consumers,
from the Wisconsin Medical Society
is one resource. The Society is a
non-profit, professional organization that represents many member doctors, residents, and
medical school students in Wisconsin.
Doctor Information By Specialty
Primary Care Physicians
Getting Started: Choosing a Doctor You Can Talk To: Information from the federal National
Institute on Aging on choosing a doctor.
To reach the Wisconsin Osteopathic Physicians Association Referral Service, call
doctor for your new baby: Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
Fundamental information on looking for a surgeon from the National Institute on
Searching for a Surgeon,
from Health Pages, a company that provides commercial-free health care information for consumers.
Mental Health Providers: Tips on
Finding One: Information from the Mayo Clinic on choosing
a mental health care provider.
Choosing a Psychiatrist (PDF, 198 KB): Helpful information from
the American Psychiatric Association,
including information on the warning signs of mental illness and what to expect
on your first visit.
Information from the
National Eye Institute about choosing an eye care professional.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What is a
Why Visit a Rehabilitation Physician? From the American Academy of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Links to Physician Groups in Wisconsin
These links are provided as a public service and do not
signify any endorsement of the physician groups by the Department of
Finding Free or Low-Cost Medical Care in Wisconsin
Free or Low-Cost Health Clinics in Wisconsin
(lists and maps) - A Web page from Wisconsin ForwardHealth.
May 29, 2013