Consumer Healthcare Education

  • 40 doctor specialties: an index & overview of (almost) all the types of physicians

    40 doctor specialties: an index & overview of (almost) all the types of physicians

    There are many doctor specialties – finding the right one can be challenging. Use this list as a guide and be sure and consult your primary care physician.

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  • Healthcare fast facts – largest hospital systems in America

    Healthcare fast facts – largest hospital systems in America

    List of the largest non-profit and for-profit hospital systems in America – including the number of hospitals in each network.

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  • Top 4 blood tests ordered by doctors – what you need to know as a consumer

    Top 4 blood tests ordered by doctors – what you need to know as a consumer

    Learn from our list of blood tests. The next time your doctor recommends a screening, you’ll be armed with data that could improve your health without breaking your budget.

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  • The four sub-specialties of Ob/Gyn

    The four sub-specialties of Ob/Gyn

    When women are looking for a physician for a specific issue, it can be confusing to sort through all the different types of doctors that specialize in the care of women.

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  • Preventive care covered at 100 percent, but what is considered preventive?

    Preventive care covered at 100 percent, but what is considered preventive?

    Preventive care is covered at 100 percent--meaning there is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. But what care is considered preventive?

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  • How hospitals work: when you are admitted

    How hospitals work: when you are admitted

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  • ENT doctors: what consumers need to know before a visit

    ENT doctors: what consumers need to know before a visit

    When choosing an ENT, there are important factors to consider. Keeping these in mind helps you save money on your healthcare, without sacrificing quality.

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  • Do you know the 11 sub-specialties of internal medicine?

    Do you know the 11 sub-specialties of internal medicine?

    Learn the 11 sub-specialties of internal medicine – to find a high-quality doctor and understand the doctor’s area of focus.

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  • Cardiologists: what consumers need to know before a visit

    Cardiologists: what consumers need to know before a visit

    Consumers visiting cardiologists should know what to expect. Learn about the types of tests and the associated costs.

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  • Can patients record doctor’s office visits?

    Can patients record doctor’s office visits?

    With the popularity of smartphones, it’s easy to record conversations with your doctor. But can you secretly record these conversations – and how does it benefit your health?

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  • All prescriptions have six parts—do you know what they are?

    All prescriptions have six parts—do you know what they are?

    Prescriptions can be fairly complicated. Learn more about the six parts of your prescription and how you could save money on your medications.

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  • Four mistakes to avoid when going to an urgent care clinic

    Four mistakes to avoid when going to an urgent care clinic

    Urgent care centers have become a common way for people to receive care. Learn some common mistakes to make affordable choices when using this convenient option.

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  • Five types of cardiac stress tests—they are not all the same

    Five types of cardiac stress tests—they are not all the same

    There are five types of cardiac stress tests. Knowing which type of stress test you are having could have major implications on its cost.

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