There are state and federal programs designed to help you find a doctor, but the key is to choose the right physician. During your first visit, there are key questions to consider. When you go to their office, do the other patients … look like you? Are the doctors board certified? Do they get along with the staff? If you get along with them, that person becomes your health coach. Because, remember, the word doctor means teacher, so it's a two-way street. If you come up with the right person, you're on the right path.
John B. Rasor, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
- family medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursJohn B Rasor DO PC
7960 Grand River Ave Ste 160
Brighton, MI 48114
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
- Priority Health
- United Healthcare
- St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital
- St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
What should I keep in mind while looking for a doctor?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
How can I find a good general practitioner where I live?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredBrowse the internet to find a good general practitioner or any doctor. Check out credentials and board certification. Check with the nearby hospital for the chief of staff for the specialty you desire. Always seek 2 if not 3 consultations and bring a check list of questions with you during your visit.
Will I have to see a primary care provider for referrals to specialists?
Most health plans will require a referral from a primary care specialist before seeing another specialist such as a cardiologist or neurologist. However, some plans do not require a referral. It is best to check with your health plan before seeing another specialist to see if a referral is required. If one is required and you do not have one, you could end up paying the entire bill.
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