Choosing a Doctor: Questions to Ask

When you’re searching for a new doctor, you want to find someone who fits your needs. Print and use this list of questions to help find a good match.

Questions to ask before you see a new doctor:

❏ Do you accept my health insurance? Are you in my network?

❏ What are your areas of expertise? Are you board-certified? (This means a doctor has extra training and has passed special exams after medical school.)

❏ At which hospital(s) do you see patients?

❏ Who will see me if you’re not available?

❏ Do you offer weekend or evening appointments?

❏ Do you treat other patients with my medical conditions?

Questions to ask yourself after you’ve met a new doctor:

❏ Do the doctor and office staff make me feel comfortable? Is it easy to make appointments and get billing or other issues resolved?

❏ Do they spend enough time with me?

❏ Do they give me a chance to ask questions?

❏ Do they answer my questions clearly?

Add your own questions or notes:

The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.