Whether you’ve changed insurance, moved, are in need of special care or simply want a new doctor, finding a new physician may take some effort. But it’s well worth it. A doctor you trust and feel comfortable with can make all the difference in your health and wellness.
For most people, it is important to first determine if the doctor participates in your insurance plan. Next, consider factors about the doctor and their office, such as:
It may be helpful to find a doctor by asking family and friends for recommendations, or by searching online.
If you’re a Humana member, Physician Finder can help you search for doctors in your area by specialty, medical condition, the type of insurance you have and several other criteria.
Besides helping you find a doctor at home, Humana’s Physician Finder can also be beneficial if you need a doctor while traveling.
Once you’ve found a new doctor, schedule an appointment and tell the doctor’s office you’re a new patient. Be sure to bring your insurance and health information because there will be forms to fill out.
It may take a visit to more than one doctor to find the physician you feel most comfortable with, or several visits with a doctor to develop the doctor-patient communication best for you.
Evaluate your experience with the doctor by asking yourself the following questions:
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