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Finding a Doctor

Search for a doctor by location or specialty. Provides physician profiles.
Sponsor: American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org
Information on doctors' certifications. Search by specialty.
Sponsor: American Board of Medical Specialties
www.abms.org
Information of disciplinary actions against doctors.
Sponsor: Administrators in Medicine
www.docboard.org

Government Links

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING
www.state.il.us/aging

CITY OF CHICAGO: SENIOR SERVICES AREA AGENCY ON AGING

www.cityofchicago.gov/city/en/depts/fee/provdrs/senior.html
Phone: 312-744-4016
CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES - A SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
www.clinicaltrials.gov
COMPARE MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLANS
www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Home.asp
CONDITIONS, DISEASES, DRUG INFORMATION, MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, MEDICAL DICTIONARY
www.medlineplus.gov
DAILYMED
dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/about.cfm
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
www.hhs.gov
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - KIDS SMALLSTEP
www.smallstep.gov
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
www.fda.gov
healthfinder® - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
www.healthfinder.gov
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
www.idph.state.il.us
ILLINOIS HOSPITAL REPORT CARD
www.health carereportcard.illinois.gov
MEDICAL ERRORS: THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM - AHRQ
www.ahcpr.gov/qual/errback.htm
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)
www.nccam.nih.gov
NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
www.cdc.gov
NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
www.ncqa.org/
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY (NCD)
www.ncd.gov
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH
www.nimh.nih.gov
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH ANXIETY
www.nimh.nih.gov/anxiety
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
www.nih.gov
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
SOCIAL SECURITY RESOURCE
www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/
Phone: 1-800-772-1213
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
www.samhsa.gov
SURGICAL SAFETY: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU HAVE SURGERY
www.ahrq.gov/consumer/surgery.htm
THE AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY
www.ahrq.gov
TIPS AND WARNINGS FOR CONSUMERS - BUYING MEDICINES AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS ONLINE - FDA
www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline
TOXMAP - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH E-MAPS
toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/home/welcome.do
WOMEN'S HEALTH
www.4women.gov
YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING QUALITY HEALTH CARE
www.ahcpr.gov/consumer

Patient Information Sites

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
www.alz.org
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
www.americanheart.org
BREAST CANCER - NETWORK OF STRENGTH
www.networkofstrength.org
CANCER - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY - Phone: 1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org
CANCER CARE - Phone - 1-800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org
HEALTH INFORMATION
www.leapfroggroup.org
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR KIDS, TEENS AND PARENTS
www.kidshealth.org
INFORMATION ON NURSING HOMES
www.ncqa.org
THE JOINT COMMISSION
www.jointcommission.org
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
www.JAMA.ama-assn.org
PARKINSON'S DISEASE
www.parkinson.org

Patient Saftey Sites

NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY FOUNDATION
www.npsf.org
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION - QUALITY
www.rwif.org
THE INSTITUTE FOR SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICE
www.ismp.org
THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
www.iom.edu
U.S. PHARMACOPEIA
www.usp.org

Health Plan Agencies

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES
www.cms.hhs.gov
CHOOSING AND USING A HEALTH PLAN
www.ahcpr.gov:80/consumer/hlthpln1.htm
MEDICARE
www.medicare.gov
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FREE CLINICS (NAFC)
www.freeclinics.us/freeclinic.php


         

 

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