Have you been trying to find a primary care physician near me? I know this because the town where I live is just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. The problem is finding one within driving distance; I live so far away from the town that I can’t even visit my regular doctors for routine checkups.
One way I have been trying to deal with this is by going through the Yellow Pages and finding doctors. Sometimes this process was frustrating and if it takes me an hour or two to find the right doctors, then I’m not happy. For example, if I am in the area and can’t find a Physician, I will call up my family doctor and ask him for referrals.
The yellow pages I use to do that are pretty old and I do not use it for my appointments anymore. But it works when I am visiting doctors near me. If I am in an emergency and I need to be seen immediately, this method will get me to the first physician I can find.
Now I’m not just talking about yellow pages anymore; I’m talking about pulmonologist Service, where a physician will be assigned to your phone line. This process of getting a referral usually starts out slow and will just build up as the days go by. Your physician of choice will give you a code to be used in your phone to get a referral; if you are on the phone with your physician for more than 10 minutes without hearing his or her code, they won’t send anyone else out to your home.
When I call a physician and I am on the phone for more than ten minutes without hearing their referral code, I will hang up the phone and see if I can get someone else to take my place. This can sometimes happen; in fact, I’ve had this happen to me a few times in the past.
Once I’m done with my appointment, I will then return to the Physician Referral Service to wait for my next call. It takes an hour, or two, but the Physician I speak with will give me his referral code. It is important to remember that he or she will only send out a referral code if they don’t have any available.
After my physiatrist has called me back, I will then get down to business and call him or her and tell them I am seeing a friend for a regular checkup. Then I will let them know who I am and what I need, and I will get a physician assigned to me.
This procedure should be able to help you find a physician near you when you are sick, or injured, as well as when you need a physical or something of that nature. If you are a frequent visitor to other physicians, there is no reason you should have to find a new Physician every time you get sick.