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.
Jeff Baker, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursImmanuel Clinic
900 Dorman St Ste E
Springdale, AR 72762
- How can I find out what hospital a doctor uses?
How will I know if a new doctor takes my insurance?
The best way to find out if a doctor takes your insurance is to check with the doctor’s office staff. Remember, most insurers offer a variety of plan options. You have to be certain the doctor participates in your particular plan. Alternatively, use your health plan print or on-line Provider Directory to be certain your doctor is “in network.”
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredWhen 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.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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