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.
William S. Eddy, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursThe Clinic of Osteopathic Medicine
Niles, OH 44446
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Medical Mutual of Ohio/HMO Health Ohio
- United Healthcare
- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital
- St Joseph Health Center
- How can I determine if other doctors will be on call with my doctor?
How can I determine if a doctor will be easy to reach by phone or e-mail?
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.
How can I get a list of doctors in my insurer's network?
Insurers will typically have an online directory of providers, both individuals (doctors, podiatrists, etc.) and organizations (hospitals, rehab centers, imaging centers). Some may also have print directories of providers.
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