For more than a century, people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. Here are some reasons why more than a million people each year choose Mayo Clinic for their medical care: Not for profit. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all its earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. Experienced doctors in every specialty. Mayo Clinic doctors cover virtually every specialty and subspecialty. Our clinics treat large numbers of people, giving our doctors extensive experience in treating your condition. We also treat rare conditions treated in few other places. We take the time you need. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns and provide you with an unhurried consultation. Appointment times at Mayo Clinic are generally longer than industry standards in order to promote good consultations. Satisfied patients and an unparalleled experience. Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visit mean health care like they've never experienced. Read the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients. Innovation and research. Part of Mayo Clinic's mission is to keep looking for new and better ways of doing things. Mayo Clinic doctors across all specialties are engaged in research. Your doctor or someone on your team is likely involved in research related to your condition. Our patients are frequently among the first to benefit from innovative ideas and the latest research generated by Mayo doctors and researchers.