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As health care personnel become more familiar with the technology and patients get accustomed to communicating with physicians online, the use of patient portals is due to increase in the future, reports U.S. News & Worl... More »

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Patient portal websites offer various features, such as links to personal health records, forms and secure messaging with clinical staff. Prescription refill access and appointment requests are also available. More »

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While security breaches of patient portals have occurred, improved medical care, diagnostics and other benefits of electronic health records far outweigh the risks. Health care providers are required to take extraordinar... More »

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Not all physicians accept Medicaid, according to U.S. News & World Report. Medicaid is a form of publicly provided health insurance available to families and individuals who meet income qualification criteria. Because re... More »

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Request the earliest possible appointment slot in a doctor's daily schedule to help ensure that the office is not backed up with previously scheduled patients, as recommended in the Health section of U.S. News & World Re... More »

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Primary care doctors generally provide reasonable referrals for specialists such as internists, notes U.S. News and World Report. RateMDs also provides a resource for finding an internist locally. More »

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Users can find doctors using ZIP codes by visiting the health page of the U.S. News & World Report online portal and inputting the desired ZIP codes on the relevant fields. The site also allows users to locate physicians... More »

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