New article helps consumers research, find, and evaluate potential doctors to meet their ideal match
December 21, 2011
Everyone needs a good doctor–an experienced and compassionate caretaker who can help protect our good health, and help us return to health after an illness or injury. But finding the right doctor is often easier said than done. WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable group and individual health insurance, gives practical tips for finding the right primary care doctor in a new article "How to find Dr. Right" available for free in the Working with your Doctor section of our Learning Center.
"Few things in life are as important as our health," said Dr. Marvin Wiener, senior medical director at WPS Health Insurance. "That's why it's essential to find a skilled and knowledgeable primary care doctor you can trust to be a true partner through every stage of life."
"How to Find 'Dr. Right'" offers helpful tips that individuals and families can use to research and find a qualified doctor, whether they are looking for a family practitioner, internist, pediatrician, or any other type of doctor. (See the full article, "How to find Dr. Right", for additional types of doctors to help you decide which may be best for you.)
One of the most important considerations for individuals and families when choosing a new doctor may be whether or not the doctor participates in the individual or family's insurance plan; if not, the out-of-pocket costs could be significantly higher. The article also points to online resources for checking a doctor's credentials, as well as tips for interviewing candidates and evaluating a new doctor at your first visit.
WPS encourages health care consumers who have questions about finding a doctor, or any other health-insurance-related questions, to call 1-866-297-4977 and talk with a friendly WPS representative today.
"It's essential to find a skilled and knowledgeable primary care doctor you can trust to be a true partner through every stage of life."— Dr.Marvin Weiner, Senior Medical Director, WPS Health Insurance
About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2012, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction multiple times. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit www.wpsic.com.