How do you find a list of doctors who take Medicare?


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Medicare recipients can locate lists of doctors and other medical providers who accept Medicare payments at Medicare.gov, the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Patients may also find doctors accepting private Medicare insurers, such as UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions, at company website such as UHCMedicareSolutions.com.

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In addition to listing individual doctors accepting Medicare payments, Medicare.gov provides information on the services offered by different providers. Medicare patients may use the site's comparison tool to compare the care offered by each doctor or group practice. Users can search the lists based upon location or the doctor's name or specialty. They can also search according to specific medical conditions, specifying the body part affected, such as the head or abdomen, with searches then further refined by symptom, such as headache or hearing difficulties, and finally by specialty, such as neurology or pain management. In addition to listing doctors, Medicare.gov identifies participating medical providers, such as hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare services, dialysis centers and suppliers of covered medical equipment. The site also provides advice on selecting a provider.

Patients can search the list of doctors that accept Medicare provided by UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions by ZIP code, further sorting doctors based upon specific Medicare plans.

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