Need a Doctor?
article by Kate Lowenstein
Health, March, 2012: page 75
The article discusses how to find the right primary care physician (PCP), nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) for one's family. According to "You Bet Your Life: The Ten Mistakes Every Patient Makes" author Trisha Torrey, having a regular doctor is important because it is a requirement for majority of insurance plans. It presents several steps in finding the right doctor, including consulting one's social network and verifying his/her credentials.
Local Medical Centers
If a doctor is on staff (or has admitting privileges) at a local hospital, the websites below will have some background on the physician.
The free online directories below provide background information on physicians across the country.