Doctors are increasingly concerned about promoting information on wellness and prevention. However, many doctors are not well-trained in these fields and many doctors may not have the time or interest to provide this information. You, as a patient, however, have every right to expect and demand it.
Annamarie Lammendola-Melone, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- family medicine
Location and Office HoursHan Suburban Primary Care
3475 West Chester Pike Ste 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital Health Plan
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
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- Independence BlueCross BlueShield
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- How can I determine if a doctor will be focused on wellness and prevention?
What should I keep in mind while looking for a doctor?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThere are state and federal programs designed to help you find a doctor, but the key is to choose the right physician. During your first visit, there are key questions to consider. When you go to their office, do the other patients … look like you? Are the doctors board certified? Do they get along with the staff? If you get along with them, that person becomes your health coach. Because, remember, the word doctor means teacher, so it's a two-way street. If you come up with the right person, you're on the right path.
Will I have to see a primary care provider for referrals to specialists?
Most health plans will require a referral from a primary care specialist before seeing another specialist such as a cardiologist or neurologist. However, some plans do not require a referral. It is best to check with your health plan before seeing another specialist to see if a referral is required. If one is required and you do not have one, you could end up paying the entire bill.
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