It is often difficult to reach a doctor for a phone call. They are often busy with other patients and you may end up talking with an office nurse. More and more doctors are responding to patient e-mails. However, doctors do not get compensated for phone calls and e-mails and that is often why they prefer to see you in person. Also, your appearance can tell a good deal about your health status that is not discernable in a phone call or e-mail. Accurate diagnoses are better made in-person than by phone or Internet.
Joel M. Weinberger, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- sports medicine
Location and Office HoursCenter for Family Practice & Sports Medicine PA
720 Oak Cmns
Kissimmee, FL 34741
- BC/BS of Florida/Health Options
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Florida Health Care Plan
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Humana Health Plan
- TRICARE South/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Florida Hospital Kissimmee
- Osceola Regional Medical Center
- How can I determine if a doctor will be easy to reach by phone or e-mail?
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.”
What is a general practitioner?
The term “General Practitioner” is a colloquial one and refers to a physician in general practice, which generally means Primary Care. They may be either internists or Family Practitioners.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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