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by Editors of Consumers' Checkbook Magazine

  • ISBN: 188812413X
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Editors of Consumers' Checkbook Magazine
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Center for the Study of Services; 3rd edition (July 29, 2009)
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • FB2 size: 1389 kb
  • EPUB size: 1928 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 856
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Unfortunately, most consumers have very little to go on. The Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors is the most useful .

Unfortunately, most consumers have very little to go on. The Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors is the most useful source of physician information -Stephen Brobeck - Executive Director, Consumer Federation of America. One of the most important and difficult challenges for many consumers is finding a good doctor or doctors. The Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors is an enormous help.

Guide to Top Doctors. Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Some doctors are much better rated than others. Very important book listing top doctorswould love to have similar book listing top hospitals. com User, January 23, 2001. There ought to be a good way to choose a doctor.

Consumers' Checkbook, Washington, District of Columbia. In addition, the Center is busy in the health care arena, publishing national guides, including Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, Guide to Top Doctors, and Consumers' Guide to Hospitals.

Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors'. August 16, 2002, 1:47 PM, CBS. When it comes to choosing a doctor, it can be difficult. One new resource that can help you is a new book called, "Consumers' Guide To Top Doctors". Robert Krughoff is the president of Consumers' Checkbook, the non-profit consumers' organization that put this list of approximately twenty thousand doctors along with some other important advice together.

Consumers' Checkbook publishes an annual Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, a health . The company also publishes the Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors, providing a list of recommended specialists in the 53 largest metro areas of the .

Consumers' Checkbook publishes an annual Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, a health insurance plan cost and quality comparison resource, first publishing the work in 1979. acute-care hospitals, which it first published in 1988

Consumer Reports' Guide to Food Labels.

Consumer Reports' Guide to Food Labels. Consumer Reports has started to rate primary care doctors, using data from physicians, health plans, employers, hospitals, and consumers. But the effort is now limited to four states-California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

The guide also includes valuable information on some of the nation’s most .

The guide also includes valuable information on some of the nation’s most outstanding medical centers and specialty hospitals that are involved in the treatment of cancers. The selection of medical providers for inclusion in this book was based in part on opinions solicited from physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Find the Doctors who will be best for your health.

Some doctors are much better than others. A New York State study of heart bypass surgery death rates revealed that some doctors who did large numbers of surgeries had more than five times the death rates other doctors had. Other studies have made similar findings.

Doctor-to-Doctor quality differences mean that choosing the wrong doctor might expose you to surgery, powerful drugs, or other treatments that will do you no good, might do you lasting harm, and will certainly contribute to discomfort and inconvenience. By choosing the wrong doctor, you might also miss out on a treatment that could cure a disease or repair an injury, or you might get the treatment you need but have it performed so badly that it does you no good. In short, choice of the wrong doctor can result in needless suffering, or even death.

In this book, you get the information you need to choose the right doctors. The book is a special publication of the Center for the Study of Services, a nonprofit research organization widely respected for 25 years of producing consumer-oriented evaluations of hospitals, health plans, and other health care providers.


Reviews about Guide to Top Doctors (Consumers Guide to Top Doctors) (4):
Pringles
Unfortunately Checkbooks reviews are problematic: Checkbook magazine is a local (they have regional editions) consumer magazine that I picked up looking for advice on optimoligists. They had a raving review of a north end practice (Highland), so I made an appt, as it happened I passed this information on to a couple of other people, and they also made appts. We all had horrible experiences. With a little research it turns out you have to be a paying member to review or give input about what ever they are reviewing - this makes any reccomendations they have meaningless - only those with a financial interest in the reviews are likely to pay to make them. It seems this magazine actually potentially provides a disservice to those who read it .
Bliss
Great book in theory. Nice to have all the dr's you need in one spot. Sort of noticing a trend of many accolades for Dr's in the same practice which seemed odd to me. Nice getting exposure to Dr's in specific specialties within specific states. I noticed a few numbers were outdated, but otherwise, I personally think it saves time to have a hard copy of a book versus having to do research on the web. Worth the purchase if it isn't over $5. I believe I must have paid $25 or so which is a complete ripoff for the book
Gtonydne
I bought this book eagerly hoping that it would take the trouble out of finding the right top doctor. I got a name of one dr i went to who had 3 votes on it, and found his office to be sub-standard, let alone, top. Then I figured I'd look at dr's who I've gone to, who I would NEVER recommend to a pet, let alone a person, only to find them listed in this book, and I found two of them. I don't know how they come up with the ratings, but I would place very little stock on the ratings given in this book, and would treat it as a hit or miss thing. Trust your gut feeling when u first meet a dr. and go from there.
Redfury
I have both editions of TOP DOCTOR'S. I am waiting for the next edition, as it seems more doctors voted the second time, and some mentioned in first book are no longer there.It's the best information available.No one knows what they are getting when going into surgery, nor just how good their doctor might be. It's my "Bible". I can't do without it. I carry a copy in my car when I travel, as it has doctors in most major cities.I have sent copies of the city that my children live in, and have recommended they only go to those doctors on list.I copy the cities I travel to in case of emergency.

I have noticed that there is one group which has many doctors, and they seem to vote for those in the same religion, so don't just go by whomever has most mentions(votes).

Hope that next editions check for previous review concern below on status of doctor,and anything else that will improve the book.

Better safe than sorry.

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