Finding the right doctor for your fertility needs is an extremely important part of your fertility journey. The physician and center you choose will be your partner in starting a family. Therefore, it is important to find a doctor that understands your needs, shares your healthcare philosophy, and puts an emphasis on personalized care.
There are three websites that are commonly used by individuals to find a doctor. Understanding how those sites work can help you select the right fertility doctor for you.
The WebMD site provides a wealth of information for researching medical issues. It provides information on conditions and treatment methods and allows individuals to research medications and side effects. The site regularly posts news articles and information on current research. In addition to their information services, WebMD offers a search function to find a physician. Individuals are able to search by specialty, condition, or procedures based on an individual’s location. Once a physician is selected, the site provides information that includes:
This information can then be used to narrow down a selection of a physician.
ZocDoc is a website that specializes in providing reviews on physicians. Users can search based on a number of criteria including specialty, location, and insurance accepted. Once a search is performed, users can see appointment availability as well as reviews by other individuals who have experience with their doctors.
Additional information provided about each physician includes:
Vitals is a website specifically designed to provide reviews on healthcare providers. Users can search based on specialty and location. Furthermore, reviews are provided where available resulting in a star rating for each physician. Information on each doctor’s profile includes:
These websites can be extremely helpful when narrowing down your selection of a fertility doctor. Meeting face to face with a physician is the best way to understand their professional manner and to get a feel for the practice. Your level of comfort with your physician is key.
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