Most people rely on the recommendations of friends and relatives when trying to find a new doctor. That is a good start but it is still important to check on the doctors training, board certification, hospital appointments and disciplinary history.
Lori Masteller, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursSusquehanna Valley Medical Specialties
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
- Capital Health Plan
- Coventry HealthAmerica
- Community General Osteopathic Hospital Pinnacle Health
- Fulton County Medical Center
- HealthSouth Altoona Rehabilitation Hospital
- Holy Spirit Hospital
- The Bloomsburg Hospital
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
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How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
Doctors in solo practice cannot be on call 24/7/365 so, typically, they will have an arrangement with other doctors to “cover” for their patients when they are not available. Most doctors practice in large or small groups these days so, of course, they cover for each other.
What should I keep in mind while looking for a doctor?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThere 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.
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