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What do I do…when I need to find a new doctor?

Looking for a new doctor? After asking family, friends, and the World Wide Web for recommendations based on your health needs… What’s the next step?

Here are 6 questions to consider.

  1. Does the doctor accept my health care plan?
  2. How far is the office from my home or workplace?
  3. What is the doctor’s hospital affiliation?
  4. What’s the typical wait time for an appointment?
  5. Is the doctor available on weekends in case of emergency?
  6. What’s the best way to reach their office with questions?

Finding the right doctor is the first step to achieving your health goals. Aetna. You don't join us, we join you.

Choosing a new doctor is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Whatever your reason for comparing potential physicians — such as moving to a new area or needing a specialist — you’ll want to consider these questions.

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