“Illinois patients can now research their doctors using an online database the state launched Wednesday. . . . There, patients can learn about a doctor's educational background and training, determine what type of insurance they accept and find out what languages are spoken in the office.” — Chicago Tribune
Other things that should be included in the database:
— Number of contagious people in waiting room.
— Which wireless companies get coverage in examination room you’re led into 45 minutes before doctor will see you.
— Will doctor let you listen to his heartbeat if you ask nicely?
— Bedside manner rating. Specifically: Does doctor comprehend that human beings can feel pain and/or sadness?
— Who the most-recent issue of People magazine in the waiting room says Jennifer Aniston is with: Justin Theroux? Gerard Butler? John Mayer? Vince Vaughn? Brad Pitt? Adam Duritz?
— How good of a reason does doctor need for prescribing sleep medication?
— Does the office accept Carte Blanche?
— Does Doctor watch “House” for tips?
— Type of whiskey poured on gunshot wounds.
— The last decade in which doctor admitted a mistake.
— If doctor could operate on one person from history, who would it be?