Insurers will typically have an online directory of providers, both individuals (doctors, podiatrists, etc.) and organizations (hospitals, rehab centers, imaging centers). Some may also have print directories of providers.
Gerald M. Braverman, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursGerald M Braverman MD
1034 E Rt 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Horizon HMO (BC/BS of NJ)
- United Healthcare
- Virtua West Jersey Hospital Marlton
- How can I get a list of doctors in my insurer's network?
Why do I need a doctor if I am healthy?
Everyone needs a doctor, even when they are healthy, because a doctor not only manages and cures illness, but also, hopefully, helps prevent illness and promotes wellness. Having a regular relationship with your primary care doctor is important and can be critical in diagnosing potential issues. It is difficult for a doctor you are seeing for the first time to know your history, your body, your normal function and presentation, and your emotions to recognize differences that may indicate problems.
How can I determine if a doctor will see patients at night or on weekends?
Most physicians will not see patients in their offices or at the patient’s home in the evening or on weekends. Some will, however, and there is a new practice model called Concierge Medicine in which physicians promise greater access for a fee. Typically, if a patient calls a physician after hours, that doctor, or a covering doctor, will respond, discuss symptoms and advise the patient to immediately go to the emergency department at a nearby hospital if it is a critical problem or come in to the doctor’s office the next day if the need is not urgent.
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