Finding A Great PhysicianAt Bonina & Bonina, P.C. we understand how important finding a good doctor is. Here are a few important considerations for finding a great physician for you and your family:Insurance: Check with the doctor’s office to verify that the doctor accepts your insurance.
Hospital Affiliation: The choice of a physician may determine which hospital you use if necessary, and can make a significant difference in a patient’s ultimate care.
Board Certification: Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) indicates that a doctor has earned a medical degree from a qualified medical school, completed three to seven years of accredited residency training, is licensed by a state medical board, and has passed one or more rigorous exams administered by a member of the ABMS who are specialists in their field of medicine.
Disciplinary Actions: Check for instances where a physician has been the subject of malpractice claims and disciplinary actions. It may be difficult to ascertain why a doctor was sanctioned.
Office policies: What is the office turnaround when making an appointment? Is it a few weeks or several months? Will you be charged for cancellations
Physician’s Staff: Is the doctor’s staff friendly, efficient, and respectful? People should expect quality from their doctor and the office that the physician practices in.
Technology: Does the office offer state-of-the-art technology? Can you access test results online? Can you submit questions to your doctor online?
Protection of Patient Information: Is the security of personal, private, and sensitive patient information an utmost priority of the physician? With identity theft on the rise, we all need to be concerned about this.
All of the above tips may prove helpful when looking for a new physician.
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