Healthgrades App

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Healthgrades. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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One of the most time consuming and anxiety ridden things about moving to a new city is finding new health care professionals.  When you’ve had a good rapport with your previous doctor and all of a sudden have to switch and find a new one it can seem overwhelming.  That’s where we find ourselves now 3 months after we’ve moved and are settling in.  My husband needed to get a prescription refilled, and our daughter needs a couple of shots and some stomach issues looked at.  But when you’re new to a city and don’t know very many people, how do you find a doctor you can trust.

Oh like everything else, there’s an app for that!  And you better believe I downloaded it.  You can find it free on the iTunes store, it’s called Healthgrades.  It’s a mobile way to find doctors of all specialties in your area.  You can see other patients satisfaction of the doctor and the office they are a part of.  A map of where to find their office as well as the hospital they have admitting rights to.  You can read all about their background, their schooling and whether they’ve had a malpractice or board action taken against them.  Plus you can add your own notes, and set appointment reminders right from within the app.

I was happy to see that the doctor we made an appointment with for Amber gets 4.5/5 stars and is very well rated on Healthgrades, and that I should remember to bring a book along since the wait time is between 16 to 30 minutes (which happens to be worse than the national average according to the app).

In any case if you’re looking for a new doctor, just want to see how your current doctor rates, or would like a way to keep up with your doctors’ information and be able to track reminders and notes about appointments then Healthgrades might be a useful app for you.

17 thoughts on “Healthgrades App

  1. Oh wow! I love this – I actually use a website to look for doctors but I think most of their friends and family leave the reviews. I need to check this out!

  2. I really need a doctor I don't currently have one and this is a great way to find one since I don't have anyone in the area to ask for a referral.

  3. A wait time of only 16-30 minutes? That's incredibly short compared to our old pediatrician. It was incredibly frustrating!

    I like the idea of this app — I still need to find a doctor for myself in our new town. This would be a good way to get that done!

  4. This is something I think I might even be able to use myself. My boyfriend gave me a referral to his doctor and I went but Tammy, he's like from the Little House on the Prairie days with his antiquated notions. I can't take it!

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