Matthew Davis http://michiganradio.org en UM Study suggests insurance biggest factor in doctor selection http://michiganradio.org/post/um-study-suggests-insurance-biggest-factor-doctor-selection <p>A new University of Michigan <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/201302/02182013_ChoosingADoctor.pdf">study </a>suggests recommendations by friends and family are more important than online reviews when selecting a doctor.</p><p>Dr. Matthew Davis is a pediatrician at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s &nbsp;Hospital, and director of the <a href="http://mottnpch.org/">National Poll on Children's Health</a>.&nbsp; He says <strong>location </strong>and<strong> whether a doctor will accept your insurance</strong> are the top two factors for parents.&nbsp;&nbsp; He added, “the fact that it so far outranks, the type of practice that a Doctor provides, is a major commentary on the importance of how expensive health care is in the US and how it can really influence a family’s decision-making.” Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:10:34 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11302 at http://michiganradio.org UM Study suggests insurance biggest factor in doctor selection