Elizabeth A. Ruberg, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursDr Elizabeth Ann Ruberg PC
1136 Thorn Run
Coraopolis, PA 15108
- Coventry HealthAmerica
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
- UPMC Health Plan
- Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital
How can I find out what hospital a doctor uses?
There are a number of ways to find out where and if a physician has an appointment to a hospital medical staff or, in other words, has admitting privileges at a hospital. Ask the hospital; ask the doctor; check various websites that offer information on doctors. Some doctors, particularly in smaller communities, may have medical staff privileges at more than one hospital.
Is a doctor board certified in a specific field of medicine?
It is important to select a doctor who is board certified in the specialty they practice. Board certification does not assure you the doctor is excellent, but it does assure you he/she has had appropriate training by having completed at an approved residency of at least three years and passed an exam.
What is a general practitioner?
General practitioners are medical doctors who diagnose and treat most types of health conditions or diseases and do not specialize in any particular area of medicine. They provide basic medical service for people of all age groups and both sexes.
General practitioners usually complete a 1- to 2-year residency following medical school. There is no board certification for general practitioners.
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