American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Finding Dr. Right

“As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, more Americans than ever before will have access to health insurance. The next step is choosing a physician. By taking time to assess your needs and ask the proper questions, you can find the right physician for you and your family, which can lead to a healthier future.”

Draion M. Burch, DO, “Dr. Drai”
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Some initial questions to ask when choosing a physician:
  • Does the physician's office take your insurance plan?
  • Is it located close to your home or work?
  • Does it offer evening or weekend office hours, or do the hours fit your schedule?
  • If your physician is unavailable for an appointment, can he or she recommend another physician who can see you?

Learn about other factors to consider when finding a physician who meets the unique needs of you and your family.

Understanding the
Learn more about implementation of the Affordable Care Act with these resources:

AOA: What Patients Should Know






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