Useful Tools

American Board of Medical Specialties 
This site allows the public to verify FREE OF CHARGE the board certification status, location by city and state and specialty of any physician certified by one or more of the 24 Member Boards of the ABMS.  Requires registration.

American Medical Association Physician Select 
AMA Physician Select provides information on every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO). They claim that all physician credential data have been verified for accuracy and authenticated by accrediting agencies, medical schools, residency training programs, licensing and certifying boards, and other data sources.

The Hospital Locator 
A must-visit site, the Hospital Locator will find the hospital closest to you (based on your city, state, or zip code), or tell you precisely where a particular hospital or healthcare organization is located.

News & Periodical Resources on the Web
Possibly one of the best for everything you could want to find.

It's every phone book in the United States, online! Search through 90,000,000 names, phone numbers and addresses, or 10,000,000 businesses, and find the person you're looking for in seconds.

Zip code plus 4 
United States Postal Service offers this site.

Your dictionary 
Every conceivable language is listed here.

Edmunds - "Where Smart Car Buyers Start" 
This is the famous car and truck site-- find out what your old car is worth- how about how much your dealer really paid for your new one- plus options-rebates-and much more. 

National Highway Safety Administration-Office of Defects Investigation 
So what is that strange sound you are hearing from your car? Want to know if anyone else is hearing it from their car? More than just recalls--technical bulletins-hidden warranties- a place to lodge your complaint.

Consumer World 
This site has hundreds of consumer resources to protect the buyer in the streets.