Topics: Locating Health Care Providers

AMA Doctor Finder

Licensure and disciplinary information database provided by the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors. Available for many states, including Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Medicare Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory
Links to identification and evaluation tools for doctors, other health care providers.

Medlineplus Directories
Provides links for identifying generalist and specialist physicians and dentists as well as other caregivers such as midwives, speech therapists and genetic counselors. Also includes directories of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and specialized treatment centers.

State Inpatient Databases (SID)
Developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by AHRQ.

National Hospital Discharge and Ambulatory Surgery Data
Characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States.

America's Best Hospitals
From U.S. News and World Report.

Quality Check
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations provides quality and safety information about every accredited hospital and health facility in the United States.

Hospital Compare
From the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and organizational members of the national project, Hospital Quality Alliance:Improving Care through Information. Created for the general public.

211 RI
United Way 211 in Rhode Island gives 24/7 access by phone as well as this website covering local healtcare and social services. Click on "Find services" to get started.