Friday, November 28, 2014
 
Choosing a Physician
  1. Check with your insurance plan to find out if you have to choose a physician from its list. To find out (and get a list), call:
    - the insurance representative for your company;
    - the plan's local office; or
    - the plan's web site.
  2. Ask people you trust which physician they recommend and/or call the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati's referral line at (513) 721-2345.
  3. Check each physician's credentials. The Academy of Medicine can give you information on its members. Either click Find a Physician or call 513-421-7010.
  4. Set up a "get acquainted" appointment with the physicians you are considering. Take this opportunity to find out if the office staff is courteous, if appointments run on schedule, if the physician is caring and attentive, if you share the same values, and if this is someone you can comfortably talk to about personal problems.