How to Find the Right Cardiologist
When you have concerns with your heart, you want to find the right medical team that you can feel confident in. Finding the right cardiologist is no small feat. It is a common misconception amongst patients that the cardiologist they are referred to is the only option they have. In reality, the majority of insurance companies will cover any cardiologist within your plan, and maybe cover a partial percentage of cardiologists outside your insurance plan. Here are a few tips on how to find the right cardiologist for you.
Ask a Trusted Doctor
Within the medical community, many physicians know each other or have heard of each other through referrals or networking. If you have a close relationship with your primary care physician or another specialist, it would be an excellent idea to ask them for a referral as a starting point.
Ask Your Insurance Company
Seeing a specialist can be incredibly expensive without insurance coverage. Before visiting the cardiologist’s office, call and inquire what insurance plans they accept. Check with your insurance company that you will be covered for your visit. Insurance companies also have a database of doctors that take your specific plan. If you have a question on which physicians are within your plan, contact your healthcare representative at the number on the back of your insurance card
Check Online Reviews
Before making an appointment with a cardiologist, go online and Google the specialist’s name to look for reviews. While it is impossible to have 100% positive reviews, it can give you a good indication of the experience other patients have had with this particular cardiologist.
If you need an experienced cardiologist, contact Brookhaven Heart today. Call 631-654-3278 to schedule your appointment with our office today. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care to all our patients.