Tips for Selecting a Doctor
Choosing a doctor for you or your family’s healthcare needs can be
overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Location – if you visit a doctor frequently, look for a physician that has
an office either near your home or work. Having someone close by can help,
especially when unexpected healthcare needs or illnesses arise.
Insurance – It is important to find a physician that accepts your healthcare
insurance. This will help you avoid “out of network” charges
and fees. Click here to see a list of insurances accepted by our doctors.
Patient Satisfaction Scores – Before selecting a doctor check out their online patient satisfaction
ratings available on each physician profile.
The ratings are based on several factors including:
- Provider spent enough time
- Provider explained things clearly
- Provider listened carefully
- Provider gave understandable instructions
- Provider showed respect
Appointment Availability – Are you looking for a physician with same day/next day access
or are you comfortable with scheduling your appointment out a week or
two in advance? Check our
online appointment scheduling system for availability.
Friend or Family Recommendation – Talk to your friends and family about what doctors and caregivers
they use. This is a great starting point!