When considering a new doctor, get referrals from close family and friends. Check out the doctor's board certification status. Browse their website for credentials and check out their hospital affiliations. Meet with the physician and make sure you are comfortable with their bedside manner and methods of practice.
Isaac C. Adiele, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- family medicine
Location and Office HoursComprehensive Medical Clinic
1215 Eagles Landing Pkwy Ste 210
Stockbridge, GA 30281
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Atlanta Medical Center
- Henry Medical Center
- Southern Regional Medical Center
- Spalding Regional Medical Center
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
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How can I find out if a doctor has been sued for malpractice?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredFinding out if a doctor has been sued for botched practicing is certainly a legitimate qualifying factor when you're shopping for a new physician or specialist. As long as the info is put into context, that is.
To find out if any malpractice lawsuits have been filed against a physician, call the county clerk's office where he or she practices, as well as the state medical licensing board and the state insurance department (you can ask the latter if any claims are on record for the doctor). You can also check your doctor's record on Web sites such as www.docboard.org.
Just remember that it's common for doctors to be sued, and many cases are dismissed or the physicians win, so the fact that a doctor has been sued for malpractice isn't necessarily a damning sign.
However, if he or she has been sued several times in the past few years and many of those suits have been settled or resulted in the award of large sums to the patient, I, as a doctor, would see that as a warning sign to move on. Lighting can indeed strike in the same spot twice, but four or five times is a little troubling.
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How can I determine if a doctor is part of a group medical practice?
Today, most doctors practice in groups, either large or small. In fact, as of December 2010, more doctors were employed by hospitals than were in private practice.
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