A healthcare provider is any of a variety of healthcare professionals. This may include physicians, physician assistants, nurse-practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, therapists, and others.
Joel M. Weinberger, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- sports medicine
Location and Office HoursCenter for Family Practice & Sports Medicine PA
720 Oak Cmns Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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- BlueCross BlueShield
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- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Florida Hospital Kissimmee
- Osceola Regional Medical Center
What is a healthcare provider?
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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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What are the best Web sites for finding a doctor?
CastleConnolly.com lists doctors who have been recommended by other doctors and screened by our physician-led research team. A portion of the website is free and a portion requires a membership fee. Vitals.com offers extensive information on doctors, but they are not screened. The site is free. Healthgrades offers detailed reports on a doctor’s training and for a fee. ABMS.org offers information on a doctor’s board certification.
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