Choosing a Physician
Check with your insurance company to find out if you have to 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 web site.
Ask people you trust which physician they recommend and/or call the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati's referral line at (513) 721-2345.
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.