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Ulcerative ColitisDoctor & Patient

10 Steps to Finding a Specialist if You Have UC

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Sticky note to ask the right questions.
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Medical specialties and doctor.
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Determine what kind of specialist you need


Smiling male doctor and female doctor in hospital.
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Decide if you prefer a doctor of a certain gender


Endoscopy referral from doctor.
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Ask your primary care doctor for a referral


Young woman getting helpful information online.
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Contact support organizations


Health insurance forms.
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Find out who is in your insurance network


Man using GPS in car.
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Find out the distance to their offices


Hospital.
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Determine where they have hospital privileges


Ratings
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Look at ratings by consumer organizations


Top three choices concept.
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Narrow your list to two or three


Smiling woman on cell phone.
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Find out the wait time for an appointment


Doctor on laptop talking to patient.
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Keep looking if it is not a good fit


Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

@drinksmoothies

Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.