How do you find a local Hispanic doctor?


Quick Answer

Professional medical organizations, such as the American Medical Association and The National Hispanic Family Helpline, provide online resources for locating Hispanic physicians practicing in local communities. Find local Hispanic doctors by asking family and friends for references, contacting a health plan insurance provider or contacting local nonprofit groups for assistance.

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How do you find a local Hispanic doctor?
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Full Answer

Conducting an online doctor search is easy to do by visiting the DoctorFinder page at the AMA website, entering the verification code and clicking the for patients button. AMA DoctorFinder includes listings for thousands of licensed medical doctors practicing medicine in the United States. To use this AMA tool, you must agree to its legal disclaimer by clicking on the accept button. Conduct searches for physicians by name or medical specialty.

The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline provides a Su Familia toll-free phone number and email address for people seeking Hispanic doctors. The helpline is a service of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a health an human services provider network. Reaching out to a personal network of family and friends is another way to get references for quality Spanish-speaking doctors. Local churches and community organizations with relationships with clinics and hospitals are resources that can be consulted for references.

Ask for Spanish-speaking doctors when scheduling appointments through group plan networks. If there are no local Hispanic doctors, consider using a Spanish-speaking interpreter who can communicate important medical advice and instructions during doctor visits.

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