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Help finding the right doctor for you

When you're looking for a doctor — whether it’s for primary care or a specialist visit — how can you know if you’re choosing the right doctor for you? Aetna Smart Compare® can help you find one who provides high-quality, effective care. 

What is Aetna Smart Compare?

What is Aetna Smart Compare?

It’s a designation we give to doctors in our network* who have proven time and again that they provide a higher standard of clinical quality, effective care or both.

We look at multiple data points, including health information, claims data and results, to see how all our network doctors perform. Then, we assign this special designation to those exceeding expectations in:

  • Quality, or positive health improvements; and
  • Effectiveness, or timely, lower-cost care

Many doctors are included, and the list is growing

Many doctors are included, and the list is growing

We offer this designation to the following types of doctors:

  • Primary care physicians (PCPs)
  • Obstetricians and gynecologists (Ob/Gyns)
  • Cardiologists (heart doctors)
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgeons (includes spine surgery)
  • Endocrinology and pulmonary specialists
  • General surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Vascular surgeons

How to find doctors with the Aetna Smart Compare designation

How to find doctors with the Aetna Smart Compare designation

Finding a doctor can take time. But having the right doctor is worth the effort. Aetna Smart Compare can make it a little easier.

To find a doctor log in to your member website and use our search tool. Or download the Aetna Health app.


*AETNA SMART COMPARE DESIGNATION: For additional information on the Aetna Smart Compare designation, please refer to our guides.

For Aetna members

Looking for a doctor? Aetna Smart Compare can help.

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