Finding information about doctors is a mouse click away at the Wisconsin Medical Society's new online database.
DRconnection is a directory of every practicing physician in the state. Launched last month, it is intended as a resource for patients and physicians.
"We wanted to find something that was useful for individual physicians," said Clarence Chou, president of the society and a staff psychiatrist at the Behavioral Health Division of Milwaukee County. "I think patients will hopefully be able to find physicians."
Patients can search by name, city, ZIP code, clinic or specialty. Physicians can update their information, which includes educational background and hospital affiliations. A certified organization will verify the information.
The database was compiled using information from the society's membership, the American Medical Association, Wisconsin hospitals, the state Department of Licensing and Regulation and physicians themselves. There are more than 23,000 active physicians in Wisconsin, according to the licensing department.
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