Healthgrades makes it clear how closely providers match the consumer’s specific search criteria by displaying an Experience Match value. The experience match is only presented on a condition, procedure or specialty search. The Experience Match is an aggregated rate that incorporates up to nine components of experience matching, relative to the search performed:
Conditions Treated: Evidence the provider treats a condition that matches the consumer’s search (based upon medical claims data or directly sourced from the provider or their representative)
Procedures Performed: Evidence the provider performs a procedure that matches the consumer’s search (based upon medical claims data or directly sourced from the provider or their representative)
Patient Volume of Conditions Diagnosed or Treated and/or Procedures Performed: Total volume of patients this provider has diagnosed, treated or performed procedures on over the past 12 months for this specific condition or procedure (based upon medical claims data)
Total Patient Volume: Total volume of patients this provider has seen over the past 12 months (overall – not specific to condition or procedure)
Board Certification: Whether the physician has a certification from a board received by Healthgrades
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