"I went in for a routine physical and the staff mentioned they were going to do bloodwork, which I refused and said I didn't need (I'm an active male in my 20s, no reason for this). The doctor then came in and insisted that it was standard to do bloodwork during a physical, and didn't mention that it wouldn't be covered fully by my insurance. I then got a bill for $125 from Quest Labs 2 weeks later.
I should have known to refuse more adamantly, but not a very pleasant way to learn this lesson. My opinion on this doctor is that they are looking for extra excuses to bill your insurance. Plenty of other POCs will not do this."
There are several kinds of primary care doctors. Which specialty you search for depends primarily on your age:
Adults see internal medicine doctors (also called "internists").
Babies, children, and teenagers see pediatricians.
Seniors see geriatricians.
Anyone can see a family medicine doctor.
Primary care doctors see people for check-ups, physical exams, or routine bloodwork. They also help people with chronic illnesses manage their conditions.
Primary care doctors are very important. If you haven’t seen a doctor in a while, you will most likely start with a primary care doctor. If you have medical problems or concerns, your primary care doctor can diagnose you and refer you to the right specialist for further consultation.