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.
Joel M Weinberger, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- sports medicine
Location and Office HoursCenter for Family Practice & Sports Medicine PA
720 Oak Commons
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
- Is a doctor board certified in a specific field of medicine?
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.
How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Cathleen London, MD, Family Medicine, answeredAsk your doctor if they are part of a call group. Ask what happens when your doctor is unavailable (traveling etc).
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