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.
Larry K. Stubblefield, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursLarry K Stubblefield MD
Seagoville, TX 75159
- BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
- CIGNA HealthCare
- PacifiCare/Secure Horizons
- UNICARE Health Plans of Texas
- United Healthcare
- How can I determine if a doctor will be easy to reach by phone or e-mail?
How can I find out a doctor’s office hours?
The best way to obtain a doctor’s office hours is to call the office or visit the practice website.
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.”
See all Healthcare Basics questions