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.
Shameka Hunt. McElhaney, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursWellstar Powder Springs Medical Center
4250 Brownsville Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Kaiser Permanente Health Plans
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Wellstar Cobb Hospital
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
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How can I find out if a doctor has been sued for malpractice?
Information on a doctor’s malpractice history is available in a certain number of states, such as New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. There is strong public and sometimes political pressure to make that information more available to the public.
What kind of training do general practitioners have?
General Practitioners are trained in Primary Care Medicine. They are usually Family Practitioners and Internists. They are trained to diagnose, treat and prevent illness in adults.
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