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Where do Healthgrades and Vitals get their physician list from? Is there a publicly available central repository?

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There are several sources for publicly available health practitioner databases. One of the most common sources is from the US government, which assigns a National Provider Identification (NPI) number to all medical practitioners. There is an online database you can use here:

https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/

Enter a doctor's name, and you'll see a lot of information about them.

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  • thanks. this does not include medical school information. do you know where that can be found? – drewt Dec 19 '16 at 15:39
  • You are correct. That information is located in the AMA Physician MasterFile. That contains information about residency, fellowship, board certification, and medical school. – OverlordvI Dec 19 '16 at 19:56
  • gotcha. and unfortunately that is a paid service, correct? – drewt Dec 20 '16 at 16:51
  • While that is a paid service, you can get much of the same information here: certificationmatters.org – OverlordvI Dec 21 '16 at 0:39

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