Q: What criteria must be met for a doctor to be listed in the TheDoctorLocator.com directory?
A: To qualify for TheDoctorLocator.com, a doctor must meet the following criteria:
Board certified (if applicable) in their specialty
Licensed and in good standing
No current malpractice suits against them
Q: What does board certified mean?
A: A board certified physician is one who has taken and passed a medical specialty examination in his or her field.
Q: Do doctors pay to be listed in the TheDoctorLocator.com?
A: Yes, physicians pay a fee to participate in the TheDoctorLocator.com directory.
Q: I am a doctor. How can I become a member of TheDoctorLocator.com?
A: TheDoctorLocator.com showcases five specialists in each metropolitan area. To be listed in your area, please contact Chad at 952-406-8682 or Chad@TheDoctorLocator.com.
Q: How do I make an appointment with a doctor in the TheDoctorLocator.com directory?
A: Contact information such as Web site, phone and fax numbers are available within each doctor's profile page, allowing you direct access to him or her.
Q: What if I can't find a doctor in my area?
A: Doctors are listed according to metropolitan area, so be sure to check back frequently as our database expands.
Q: How can I get more information on the doctor I've chosen?
A: Each state has a medical board that licenses, regulates and disciplines healthcare professionals. We encourage you to consult your state's Medical Board Web site for further information. Additionally, each doctor lists their practice's Web site(s) in their profile page.
Q: How can I verify a doctor's license and credentials?
A: Each state has a Medical Board Web site that lists the current licenses, credentials and standings for doctors practicing in that state. To view the listings, simply consult the Medical Board Web page in your respective state.
Q: What should I do in case of emergency?
A: If you are in immediate need of medical assistance, call 9-1-1 and an emergency operator will direct your call.
Q: What do the specialty listings mean?
A: TheDoctorLocator.com physicians specialize in different branches of medicine, specifically:
Bariatrics: The control and treatment of obesity.
Cardiology: The treatment of the cardiovascular system: the heart, arteries and veins of the body.
Chiropractic: A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function.
Cosmetic Dentistry: The appearance of teeth.
Dentistry: The health of the oral cavity, teeth and associated structures.
Dermatology: The physiology and pathology of the skin.
Internal Medicine: Adult treatment and care.
OB/GYN: Obstetrics (OB) addresses childbirth and the care of the mother and Gynecology (Gyn) addresses female reproductive organs. An obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is a doctor who both delivers babies (Obstetrics) and specializes in the female reproductive organs (Gynecology).
Optometry/ LASIK: Optometry is the treatment of the eye. LASIK is a laser procedure designed to reshape the cornea of the eye, eliminating or reducing the need for corrective lenses.
Orthopaedics: The musculoskeletal system.
Pediatrics: Infant, child and adolescent care.
Plastic Surgery: A branch of medicine that specializes in the restoration, repair, or reparation of body parts, especially by the transfer of tissue.