How To Find Doctors That Accept Medicare
Many seniors with Medicare claim that finding a doctor who accepts Medicare is almost impossible.
But the fact of the matter is that these claims aren’t all inherently true; sometimes, they just don’t know where to look, who to ask, or where to go.
If you’re new to Medicare or are already enrolled and would like to find doctors who accept Medicare, then let Medigap Supplement Headquarters be the helping hand you need.
Do You Need a Primary Care Doctor With Medicare?
If you’ve just enrolled in Original Medicare, the simple answer to this is no. With the Original Medicare plan and even a Medicare Supplement plan, you can visit any doctor, hospital, or facility that accepts Medicare.
What is a primary care doctor?
Your primary healthcare doctor is one who you go to first for matters relating to your health. This doctor refers you to see a specialist if necessary. As mentioned previously, having a primary care doctor with Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement plan is not required. However, for other Medicare plans, it is.
Some Medicare Advantage plans, such as HMOs or SNPs, require you to choose a primary care doctor. However, you won’t have to find this doctor on your own as these plans have a list of provider networks that they will require you to use to get your care and treatment.
These provider networks make choosing a primary care doctor easier for you.
How to Find Doctors Who Accept Medicare Without Hassle
These are a few proven tips to try if you want to find a doctor quickly.
- The official Medicare website also provides resources that can help you find a suitable doctor. In addition, you can filter your search based on your Medicare plan, hospitals, or preferred provider.
- Sometimes, your Medicare provider has listings of doctors who accept Medicare.
- You can also ask them to point you in the right direction to find a good doctor who accepts their plans.
Family and friends can be great resources. If you’re 65 and above, more than likely, you have people of the same age in your circle.
- You can find out which hospital or doctor they go to and then check with them yourself to see if they accept your Medicare plan.
Finding a doctor who accepts your Medicare plan should not be a problem. At Medigap Supplement Headquarters, we will help you find a plan that works for you and even help you understand how you can receive care with each plan. Reach out to us today to learn more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dale Wondisford, Medigap Agent
13 Years experience helping hundreds of families get the best insurance policy to meet their needs.