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How to find a doctor who fits your needs

Choosing a Primary Care Physician (PCP) who will know your medical history and coordinate your care is important. Even if your health plan doesn’t require you to choose a PCP, having a primary doctor to care for you can help you stay healthy.

Your PCP will:

  • Identify and treat common medical conditions.
  • Provide preventive care and counseling on lifestyle choices.
  • Help coordinate specialty and follow-up care.

When looking for an in-network doctor for your care, you may want to consider the following questions:

  • Is the doctor board certified?
  • Does the doctor have the training or experience to meet your needs?
  • If you need to be hospitalized, can the doctor admit you to the hospital of your choice?
  • Are the office hours convenient for you?
  • Is it easy to get an appointment?
  • Is the office staff friendly and helpful?
  • Does the office return calls on a timely basis?

Find an in-network doctor near you.

You can also use the Quick Search tool on the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs for information about doctors’ education, training and board certification.