Today, most doctors practice in groups, either large or small. In fact, as of December 2010, more doctors were employed by hospitals than were in private practice.
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- How can I determine if a doctor is part of a group medical practice?
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.
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredWhen considering a new doctor, get referrals from close family and friends. Check out the doctor's board certification status. Browse their website for credentials and check out their hospital affiliations. Meet with the physician and make sure you are comfortable with their bedside manner and methods of practice.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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