PITTSBURGH, Pa. (April 23, 2018) — Finding the right doctor can be a difficult task. You can check online reviews, talk to friends and neighbors, but how can you be sure a doctor is the right fit for you and your health care needs?
To help make finding the right doctor a little easier, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network are teaming up for a free "Meet Dr. Right" event on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Forbes Hospital, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville.
Meet Dr. Right events are sponsored by Highmark and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet, mingle and make appointments with physicians from Allegheny Health Network and other community practices that are accepting new patients.
At the Forbes Hospital event, attendees can meet and talk with family practice physicians, Ob/Gyns, surgeons, and more.
"With this event, our goal is to provide attendees with an opportunity to get to know doctors before they make an appointment, so they can feel more comfortable and have a better patient experience when they do see a physician," said Charles DeShazer, M.D., chief medical officer for Highmark.
Free health screenings and light refreshments will also be available.
"We encourage residents in the Monroeville area to come out to this event, even if they aren't Allegheny Health Network patients," said Dr. DeShazer. "The health-related activities and screenings and opportunities to meet local doctors will make it a worthwhile evening."
Individuals interested in attending the free event should visit www.meet-dr-right.com or call 1-855-856-0319 to register in advance.
ABOUT HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is the market leader in commercial market share, and has strong Medicare Advantage market share as well. Highmark, through its health plan affiliates and subsidiaries, is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania with a CMS rating of 4.5 Stars. In western Pennsylvania, its unaided brand awareness, brand preference and overall brand rating are significantly higher than its closest competitor. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield employs nearly 4,000 people in western and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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