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Consumer Tools and Resources

BTE-HealthGrades Partnership

Bridges to Excellence (BTE) and HealthGrades share a common mission of improving quality and patient outcomes nationwide. Our collective efforts provide consumers with information to make better healthcare choices in two ways:

  • Tools and information to assist consumers in making smarter healthcare choices.
  • Access to providers who demonstrate that they deliver safe, timely, effective, and patient-centered care through BTE participation in the Physician Office Link, Diabetes Care Link, and Cardiac Care Link programs.

Find a Physician

Consumers can see if a physician is recognized by BTE for free by searching for physicians at HealthGrades’ free physician profiles also provide important information including board certification(s), specialties, years since medical school, office location(s), and gender.  For a nominal fee, consumers can view additional physician information, including malpractice information, sanctions, hospital affiliations, languages and much more.  For more information or to research your physician, visit today.  For a nominal fee, consumers can also view Hospital, Nursing Home and Home Health Agency profiles.

Take Charge of Your Healthcare

  • Research high quality providers
  • Become an active participant in your healthcare
  • Evaluate your physician

Find out how consumers can access this information at HealthGrades.

About HealthGrades
HealthGrades connects consumers with physicians, hospitals and nursing homes based on HealthGrades’ independent analysis of healthcare provider quality, including the BTE physician recognition programs. Millions of consumers, and many of the nation’s leading employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ independent ratings and decision-support resources to make healthcare decisions based on the quality of care.


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Bridges to Excellence does not endorse any particular product or service or any physician or physician group.

Bridges to Excellence relies on third -party performance assessment organizations such as the NCQA and Quality Improvement Organizations to measure a physician or physician's group performance and ability to demonstrate that they meet certain measures of quality care.