Aetna's DocFind has special directories for doctors who accept Medicare or Medicaid. Aetna provides links to these databases on the DocFind search page on Aetna.com. When a user clicks on the Medicare link, a new window opens, prompting him to enter his specific plan, his location and the desired specialist.
When a user searches the DocFind database by provider types, procedures or conditions, the results include a list of appropriate doctors. If no doctor who accepts a chosen plan is available at the location of interest, the Medicare database returns no results.
When searching in the general database, the user can see the plans by clicking on the See Accepted Plans option next to the doctor's name. Additional information – such as sex, education, specialization, hospital affiliations, contact information and office location – also appears on that page. The user can narrow the search based on the languages that the doctor speaks.
Aetna offers a variety of health care plans and membership that provides access to additional resources and services. For example, while access to the DocFind databases is free to the public, an Aetna member can create an account on the website and specify his plan and preferences to make the search faster and easier.