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?
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.
Should I make an appointment to meet a new doctor?
When you schedule your first appointment with a doctor you should take the view you are interviewing the doctor to see if he or she is one you would like to care for you. Have a list of questions ready and do not be hesitant to raise issues of concern to you. Of course, the doctor will be discussing your health history and getting to know you at the same time.
What is a general practitioner?
General practitioners are medical doctors who diagnose and treat most types of health conditions or diseases and do not specialize in any particular area of medicine. They provide basic medical service for people of all age groups and both sexes.
General practitioners usually complete a 1- to 2-year residency following medical school. There is no board certification for general practitioners.
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