How FindCare Works

FindCare is a free resource for site users that helps people make informed decisions about their healthcare, find medical providers, and book appointments online — all in one place.

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About Us

Getting the care that’s right for you shouldn’t be scary or confusing. That’s why we created Healthline FindCare — to inform and simplify your healthcare search.

Our platform gives you the power to view and narrow down your provider options, along with expansive doctor profiles and convenient online appointment booking (where available). We provide the information and tools you need so you and your loved ones can choose the right care with confidence.

We review and source our healthcare information with the highest consideration for you. From verifying patient reviews to researching the care options available in your region, we’ve made every effort to give you actionable healthcare insights.

What makes us experts in connecting users to providers?

To create an experience that simplifies your search for healthcare, FindCare leans on the close partnerships of our medical, editorial and user-experience teams. Through our combined expertise, we’ve created a powerful tool that adds transparency to your search, so you don’t have to work hard to find the health information most important to you.

With FindCare, you can:

  • Search for provider by location, name, specialty, condition, or procedure
  • Filter providers by insurance accepted, years of experience, office hours, and more
  • Explore visit options, from virtual to in-person care
  • View how often a provider treats a condition or performs a procedure
  • Read patient reviews and sort providers by their rating
  • Pin providers to the top of your screen for quick and easy access

 

Who writes our content?

FindCare’s team consists of more than just writers, editors, and medical professionals. We’re people who are passionate about healthcare and helping others lead healthier lives. That’s why we hold all our editors, writers, and researchers to an editorial and journalistic gold standard.

Our in-house writers work in close collaboration with our Medical Affairs team to write well-researched and reviewed articles, medical specialty FAQs, city-specific healthcare content, and more. Read about our team and their qualifications here.

How do we get our data?

We receive data from a combination of patient reviews, our on-site providers, public sources, and various third-party partnerships to give you the clearest path toward finding the right care — wherever you live, whatever your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don't have to create an account to use FindCare. To begin, search for providers by location, name, specialty, condition, or procedure — or choose from among our top-searched care options.
To learn more about how we use your information, see our Privacy Policy.
All providers affiliated with FindCare have a “Featured” label on their provider cards and profiles.
For providers to show up in a FindCare search, they have to work in a specialty care lane we accept. A complete list of FindCare's searchable specialties can be found here.
FindCare gives patients the option to remain anonymous when leaving a review. Patients who don't want to leave an anonymous review can choose between having their name or initials displayed instead.
All our reviews and comments reflect the opinions of real patients and aren't edited or changed in any way.
Ratings and reviews post to FindCare's provider profiles between 24 to 72 hours after patients submit them. Any comments that violate HIPAA will not be posted on-site.

Glossary

On FindCare we use a variety of medical terms. We've broken down key terms with simple definitions to help you understand the medical landscape better.

Medical Definitions

NPI

An NPI, or National Provider Identifier, is a unique ten-digit identification number that is required by HIPAA for covered providers in the United States. It helps foster organization and create national standards within HIPAA transactions.

Hospital Admissions

A hospital admission occurs when a person stays overnight (or more) at a hospital as a patient or when a person has begun receiving treatment at a facility.

Board Certifications

A board certification represents a provider's dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams.

Conditions Treated

Medical conditions can vary from diseases, illnesses, and injuries. A person can have their conditions treated (depending on type and severity) by a primary care physician or a specialist.

Procedures Performed

For specific conditions that require additional care outside of medication, a medical procedure may be performed in order to treat (or cure) it.

Telehealth

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, allows healthcare professionals to remotely meet with patients over the phone, through video, or text messaging.

Healthcare Provider Credential Definitions

MD = Doctor of Medicine

An MD, Doctor of Medicine, is someone who obtained their doctoral degree from an accredited medical school. They care for patients through ongoing study, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries or diseases.

DO = Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

A DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is someone who obtained their degree from an osteopathic medical school. They treat the body holistically, studying every aspect of a person's health from their physical and mental well-being to their spiritual health and musculoskeletal system.

MBBS/MBBCh = Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science

An MBBS and MBBCh, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (respectively), are international degrees awarded to those studying medicine and surgery abroad. These are equivalent to an MD degree.

PhD = Doctor of Philosophy

A PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, is one of the highest level of academic degrees given to those who've submitted a thesis or dissertation of original academic research for publication.

DNP = Doctor of Nursing Practice

A DNP, Doctor of Nursing Practice, is someone who has obtained the highest level of education that a nurse can receive. Their degree is equivalent to a PhD or Doctor of Nursing Science. A DNP can diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems and provide care for people with complex chronic conditions.

Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP)

A CNP, Certified Nurse Practitioner, is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education and training in a particular area, such as pediatrics or family practice. They have a master's degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty.

Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (CNNP)

A CNNP, Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, is someone who has specialized training in caring for newborns.

Physician Assistant (PA)

A PA, Physician Assistant, is a licensed health care provider who can diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications. PAs are often a patient's main healthcare provider.

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

A CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, is an advanced practice nurse with a master's or doctorate degree. Using evidence-based research, a CNS can diagnose and treat illnesses and other conditions. Their role may also reach into health care management or research fields.

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

A CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife, is a registered nurse that provides care to women of all ages throughout their lives. They receive specialized training in assisting pregnant women but can also provide Pap smears, breast examinations, prenatal care, and more. CNMs have a master's or higher-level degrees, have passed certification exams, and hold state licenses.