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How can I determine if a doctor is part of a group medical practice?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
To determine the status of a physician with respect to a group practice, simply call the group and check credentials. Members of a group medical practice should have no problems with disclosure of membership. The doctor should be board certified in the specialty you require. 
Dr. John J. Connolly
Healthcare Insurance & Policy
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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