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Question DetailsAsked on 11/21/2015

need a family dr. who talks with patients on the phone, in north miami fl

some drs don't want to talk to their patients after the patient leaves the office, such as complaining about diarreha or pain, or new symptons that they did not have while they were visiting the office. the dr says go to the E.R or urgent care, I can,t order medicine for you over the phone;and the nurse says, you have to make an appt. to see the dr. our schedule is full.

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I don't think AL has the info to tell you that - you would have to contact various Family Practice doctors (in the Health area of Search the List) and ask if he routinely does phone consults. Most doctors avoid that - both because they are constantly playing phone tag and it breaks up their appointment schedule, and also from a liability standpoint of making a diagnosis or prescription sight-unseen.

Another possibility is a totally TeleMedicine doctor - though their modus operandi is totally sight-unseen treatment, which to me is just irresponsible, and I suspect is going to come out in the wash in court cases as medical malpractice. (Talking about straight telemedicine doctors, not telemedicine by specialists here consulting on a case or viewing x-rays or test results or dealing with a remote site by telemedicine which has only nurses or PA's but no on-site doctor).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD



This is James W. in Member Care. Thanks for your interest in Angie's List!

While we can't vouch for a medical providers policy for discussing care over the phone, we'll be happy to match you up with providers from our health list that have high grades in our "Communication" and "Availability" categories, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visiting or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays. If you join online, you can save 20% on an annual plan by using the promo code ANSWERS. Our most popular membership option, our Plus Plan, is just $29.99 for a full year!

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Answered 4 years ago by Member Services

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