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When I was growing up, I had the same pediatrician from the time I was 5 until I turned 18 and left for college. Most of the kids I knew in my small town went to him as well. These days, it’s not unusual for people to have to change doctors either because of an insurance change, a move, or other various reasons. When this happens, trying to find a new doctor can be stressful. You may be familiar with the Healthgrades website. I know we’ve used it as a reference or jumping off point when needed to find a specialist like an ENT or orthopedic surgeon. The website offers ratings of individual doctors and hospitals based on a number of factors. The ratings are from actual patients and fall on a 1 to 5 star scale. Now, Healthgrades also has an easy to use app. You have the advantage of searching doctors and hospitals right from your phone. You can also sync it with your calendar to make appointment reminders even easier!