How Life Works

Jan 16, 2017
Updated: 1/9/2017
 - Sponsored by ZocDoc

The Fast, Free, Easy Way to Find Doctors in Your Area

The Fast, Free, Easy Way to Find Doctors in Your Area

There are few relationships as intimate as the one between a doctor and patient. Doctors often know everything about our lives – physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially – and see us naked on every level.

But long gone are the days of the traditional family doctor or dentist. People move residences, switch medical insurance providers, or change physicians for personal reasons. For these reasons, it's rare to see a doctor or dentist treat the same patients from childhood to parenthood.

In this shifting healthcare landscape, the challenge is finding the right physician for you.

Enter ZocDoc, a new site that's getting rave reviews from such news outlets as The New York Times, CNN, Fortune and The Washington Post, which called ZocDoc "a revelation." It's a free service dedicated to improving your access to healthcare. Just go online, and within seconds you can find a doctor or dentist who accepts your insurance, book an appointment, and fill out your paperwork in advance – saving you tremendous amounts of time and stress.

The process is super-simple. On the ZocDoc home page, select a medical specialty. You can choose from primary care physicians, OB-GYNs, acupuncturist, psychologists, orthodontists, and anything in between. Enter your zip code to see a list of practitioners in your area, or add your insurance provider for more specific results.

ZocDoc shows you doctors on an interactive map, as well as a photo and professional statement from every specialist. You can see where they attended school, which languages are spoken, their professional memberships, and what insurance plans they accept. Best of all, you can read other patients’ ratings and reviews of doctors and dentists. This gives you a strong idea of who the provider really is, and whether or not they’re a good match for your needs.

Whether you're hunting for a new doctor, looking for a second opinion, or searching out a specialist, ZocDoc is the fastest, easiest way to find the right provider and get the healthcare you need.

Click here to visit ZocDoc and get started.

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