In our most recent post of this series, we outlined some considerations in case you need to use your insurance for emergency care. Today’s post will help you understand how to choose a provider and make an appointment.
Earlier in the series, we mentioned that having health insurance allows you the benefit of having a provider that can help you make the best health care-related decisions. Providers are the physicians (M.D. – Medical Doctor or D.O. – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), health care professionals or health care facilities licensed, certified or accredited as required by state law. In other words, they are the doctors, nurses, physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals that provide you with medical care.
Because this person will be the one you’re primarily working with for your health, it’s important to find one that’s right for you. Consider the following: