How to Find a New Physician
To find a physician, you will likely need to start with your health insurance. On the back of your insurance card, there will be a phone number for customer service or a website that will list physicians in your area that accept your insurance.
For physicians that accept Medicare, go to www.medicare.gov.
On the left side of the page, click on “Find Doctors and Other Health Professionals.” The next page will allow you to search by zip code and specialty for a physician that accepts Medicare.
Some insurances may require you have a referral from a primary care physician (typically an internal medicine, family medicine or geriatric medicine physician) in order to see a specialist (such as a geriatric neurologist).
The major health systems in the tri-county area also have Physician Finder services. However, it’s important to remember that not all physicians are able to accept new patients. Some of the Physician Finders will allow you to search or indicate if the physician is accepting new patients. In other cases, you may need to call the physician office directly. The physician finder services are listed below:
1-517-975-6000. Press Option 3.
Commonly Used Area Physician Practices and Clinics
MSU Health Team
Sparrow Senior Health
Ingham County Health Department Community Health Centers
River Oak Health Center
Birch Health Center
Willow Health Center
Forest Community Health Center
Lansing Veteran’s Community Clinic
Care Free Medical Equipment
Cristo Rey Health Clinic
Visiting Physician Services
Careline Health Group
Visiting Physicians Association
Visiting Doctors P.C
Dr. Rebecca Elzinga