Likewise, ask your doctor if you could convince him or her to begin accepting your insurer. And every year when you renew your health insurance (a lovely period in November called "open enrollment" by most employers), call your doctor and make sure he or she intends to keep accepting this insurance plan.
When we're deciding which insurance carriers we'll work with, doctors can be swayed by just a few small factors—and if dropping a plan will create big problems for two or three regular (and well-liked) patients, that can carry weight. So speak up.
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