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How do you use BCBS to find a doctor?

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Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) is an insurance provider that offers medical plans for health, dental and vision care, according to the company's website. It has numerous websites for different plans and states, each with its own database of medical providers that the insured can search. Although, most insured customers can find an appropriate care provider through the main BCBS website.

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  1. Visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield site
  2. Go to the BCBS website. Click on the "Find a Doctor or Hospital" button in the lower right corner. This directs to the search page for the medical care provider list of doctors who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  3. Search by keyword
  4. Click on the "Search by keyword" link to search for a doctor specialty, procedures, name or any other relevant term. Insured persons must select their plan network or enter the first three letters of their Member ID number to search for a doctor on their plan, this is the same for other BCBS search databases, according to CareFirst. Enter a location in the "Location" text box and select a search radius. Press "Go."

  5. Search by specialty
  6. Click on the "Search by Specialty" link on the search page. Insured patients also need to enter the first three letters of their Member ID on here or select a network. Click on a letter button from the list to search alphabetically by specialty. Click on the desired specialty link. Enter a location and the desired search radius.

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