Find a doctor: A guide to credentials

Find a doctor: A guide to credentials

The first step to finding the right primary care provider (PCP) means maneuvering through a maze of medical jargon. What’s the difference between an M.D., D.O., N.P. and P.A.?


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The number of doctors going into primary care declined by a third between 1998 and 2008, while physician assistants and nurse practitioners working in the field has grown by about 75 percent in the past 10 years.

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Phyllys Agatstein


Good podcast. However, some of the best information can be gotten from a hospital's medical staff office - these are individuals extremely knowledgeable about their hospital and practitioners - they are the ones who are responsible for credentialing the medical staff and allied health practitioners. Individuals should always look on a hospital's website for a Medical Staff Services Department.

Melonie Thomas


What can you do if you have had a terrible experience with a Premier Plastic Surgen and want to get the word out about this doctor?

Nancy L.Mobley


Ineed a physician in the Greater St. Louis, Mo area.

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