Choosing a Physician

Check with your insurance company to determine if you must choose a physician from its provider list. To find out and get a list:

  • Contact your company’s human resources department (if you have insurance through your employer)
  • Call the insurance plan; or
  • Visit the insurer's website.

Research the physician’s background. The Academy of Medicine can give you information on its members. Either click Find a Physician or call 513-421-7010.

Some physicians offer a "get acquainted" appointment. 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.