Finding the right doctor when you need him is tough, as frantically yelling "Is anyone here a doctor?!" so rarely yields the endocrinologist your hormone balance so urgently needs. Letting you easily find the one you need: ZocDoc, launching today in the Hub.
Finally saving Bostonians from what the company claims are the nation's longest medical wait times (...and also, illness), ZocDoc is essentially OpenTable for MDs, allowing you peek inside real-time doc schedules and book appointments online. Simply throw in your zip code, insurance provider, and the type of specialist you're looking for (they're launching with with primary care, OB/GYNs, dermatologists, dentists, and optometrists) to search a database of over 40000 appointments; you'll get kicked back a list of available area whitecoats, complete with patient reviews, resumes, and even their pics, as you wouldn't want to book a doctor who drafted Ryan Grant in the first round. Each doc will be listed alongside his or her available times, so just click one, then list your affliction/reason for the visit, and they'll even text you a reminder the day of -- perfect if your reason is head trauma.
ZD also offers a gratis iPhone/Droid app so you can book appointments on the move, assuming your chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis allows you to.