How to Find a Good Specialist
Let’s talk about the best ways to determine the quality of a doctor.
In 2019, an investigative journalist named Marshall Allen received a phone call informing him that his peers had nominated him for a “top doctor” award, and that his patients had reinforced his qualification with good reviews. The caller added that he could purchase a plaque for $289 to commemorate this achievement and, more importantly, communicate it to his patients. But Allen is not a physician. He writes about health care for an online magazine called ProPublica - a fact he made abundantly clear to his caller. To his surprise, she told him he still qualified for the award and could have the plaque for only $99.