When you’re searching for a physician who takes Medicare patients, you don’t want just any doctor. You want the best doctor for you. But where do you start?
Finding a primary care doctor doesn’t have to be a confusing chore, thanks to NewPrimaryCare.com™. We have two simple and easy ways of finding a primary care physician near you – our Find a Doctor Tool and our Primary Care Advocates.
Both are great resources that take the guesswork out of searching, but which should you use to find the doctor you need? Let’s see how each feature works and why it might be the right option for you.
How to find a primary care doctor with the Find a Doctor Tool
NewPrimaryCare.com’s state-of-the-art Find a Doctor Tool allows you to look up Medicare physicians in your area who are accepting patients.
There are four easy steps:
- Tell us your Zip Code
- Tell us whether you’re looking for a new primary care doctor
- Tell us whether you’re enrolled in Medicare or caring for someone who is enrolled
- Tell us what’s important to you when you visit the doctor (for example, short wait times or same-day/next-day appointments)
Once you give us the info, within seconds we’ll pull up a list of physicians who match your preferences and are accepting new patients, along with their contact information and a handy map of their office locations. It couldn’t be simpler – or faster.
How to find a primary care doctor with a Primary Care Advocate
Look, we understand everyone isn’t comfortable using technology, and sometimes you have a complicated question that can’t be answered on a website. If that’s your situation, don’t worry. NewPrimaryCare.com is there when you need to talk to a real, live expert during your doctor search.
Our Primary Care Advocates are just a phone call away. These trained professionals can give you personalized help and expert advice when it comes to finding the right doctor. They want to know what’s important to you, so don’t be shy. The more you tell them about what you’re looking for, the better they can find a doctor who matches your preferences. No more guessing.
When you’re looking for a doctor, our Primary Care Advocates can help you in several ways:
- Search by gender preference
- Search by language preference
- Search by certifications (for example, board-certified doctors)
- Search by specialty preference (for example, internal medicine or family medicine)
- Search by preferred services (for example, on-site pharmacy or in-home appointments)
In addition to narrowing your physician search, our advocates provide other helpful services:
- Find providers in your Medicare plan’s network
- Confirm that a provider is accepting new patients
- Confirm your chosen provider’s office location and contact information
It’s that easy.
Does Medicare Part B cover doctor visits?
If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you can go to any doctor who accepts Medicare. After meeting your Part B deductible, you will pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for the visit. Learn more.
Medicare Advantage (Part C) also covers doctor visits, but your out-of-pocket expense can vary from plan to plan. Also, you want to make sure your doctor is in your plan’s network, otherwise, the visit might not be covered. Learn more.
What is the best website to find a doctor?
There are a lot of websites out there, but NewPrimaryCare.com is a great place to start your search for a quality primary care doctor who accepts Medicare patients.
Our partner providers practice value-based care, meaning Medicare rewards them for helping their patients live healthier. That allows them to concentrate on the quality of their care, rather than the number of patients they treat.
You can be sure that a value-based care doctor will take the time to know you and your needs. You can expect quicker appointment scheduling, shorter waits at the doctor’s office and a meaningful connection with your physician.
What is the Physician Compare website?
Medicare.gov’s Physician Compare tool allows you to find and compare a range of health care providers in your area, including:
- Doctors and clinicians
- Nursing homes
- Home health services
- Hospice care
- Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
- Long-term care hospitals
- Dialysis facilities
How do I check the reputation of a doctor?
We know you want to trust your health to the best, most-qualified hands.
When you find a doctor through NewPrimaryCare.com, you can be confident they provide quality care to Medicare patients, but if you’re looking for reassurance, there are other resources you can use.
Administrators in Medicine DocFinder
This website allows you to look up licensing and disciplinary action for doctors in more than a dozen states. If your state’s medical board isn’t integrated with DocFinder, the site probably has a link to your state’s standalone website.
American Medical Association DoctorFinder
AMA’s DoctorFinder can give you basic professional information on more than 814,000 physicians in the United States. It allows you to search by location, name and specialty. However, it doesn’t tell you if a doctor takes Medicare or is accepting new patients.
The American Board of Medical Specialties CertificationMatters.org
CertificationMatters.org allows you to check whether a doctor is certified by one of the 24 AMBS member boards.