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Find a Doctor: Research Your Physician!

Need a Doctor?

"Need a Terrific 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.

The full-text of this article is available for Alabama residents free of charge through the Alabama Virtual Library.

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.

Physician Information

The free online directories below provide background information on physicians across the country.

Subject Guide

Reference Books