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How to Find a Medicare Doctor

Search for an approved Medicare doctor by area, specialty, or name


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If you are new to Medicare, or are looking for a doctor with a medical specialty who also takes Medicare payments, there's a handy tool from the U.S. government called Physician Compare. This tool will help you quickly locate an approved Medicare doctor in your area.

What You Will Find in Physician Compare
This tool helps you search for an approved Medicare doctor in three ways:

  • Medical specialty
  • Geographical area, including state, county, city or zip code
  • Physician name

In addition to a list of Medicare doctors in your area who are Medicare-approved, you will see profiles of the doctors, plus maps and driving directions to help you find the Medicare doctors' offices.

How to Find a Medicare Doctor Using Physician Compare
To check for approved Medicare doctors in your area, go to the Physician Compare section on the Medicare site. The directory is easy to use online by following very simple instructions.

If you have questions or would like help by phone, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (or 1-800-633-4227).

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