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Before you use the Find a Doctor tool you’ll need to know the name of your insurance plan. Once you know your plan, you can use that information to look for a doctor in your network. It’s important to select your specific plan name so you can see exactly what doctors and hospitals you can go to.

Not sure what plan you have? Here’s how to find it.

Do you have an HMO plan?

Find the name of your Blue Care Network plan by calling the number on the back of your card or call a Health Advocate at 855-425-8585.

Do you have a PPO plan?

If you have an individual or family PPO plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:

Check the front of your card and find your group number. Enter it below and find the name of your plan.

 

If you have a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO plan through your employer:

Find your plan name in the upper area of the front of your card near the logo or in the lower-left corner of the card. If you still need help, just call the number on the back of your card and we’ll identify your network and plan.

A specialist is a doctor who has advanced medical training in a specific area. Some specialists, like pediatricians, are well known as doctors who specialize in children’s health. While other specialists, like a nephrologist, can be more difficult to pinpoint as a doctor who specializes in kidney diseases.

Use the following chart if you need to find a specialist but you’re unsure of the proper name to search for.

Specialty Focus
Allergy and Immunology Focusing on allergic and immunologic diseases and their respiratory complications. For example; asthma, food allergies, AIDS, pollen and chemical allergies.
Anesthesia Used to control pain or provide relief of pain during surgery, childbirth or other causes.
Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology) Focusing on diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Dermatology Focusing on diseases of the skin.
Endocrinology and Metabolism Referring to diseases of the body's internal glands. This includes diabetes mellitus.
Family Practice Includes the total health care of an individual and family.
Gastroenterology Focusing on diseases of the digestive tract. For example; stomach, bowel, liver and pancreas.
General Practice Includes the total health care of an individual and family.
Geriatric Medicine Focusing on diseases of the elderly.
Gynecologic Oncology Cancer diseases of the female reproductive system.
Hematology Referring to disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. For example, cancerous disorders of the blood, anemia, leukemia and lymphoma. (Also see Oncology.)
Infectious Diseases All types of infections.
Internal Medicine Focusing on the total health care of adults. (18 years of age and older.)
Neonatology Focusing on diseases of newborn children.
Nephrology Focusing on diseases of the kidney, including dialysis.
Neurology Referring to diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and related structures.
Neurological Surgery When surgery is required for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nervous system and related structures.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Focusing on fertility disorders, diseases of the female reproductive system, and normal and abnormal pregnancies.
Oncology Referring to disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. This includes cancerous disorders of the blood. (Also see Hematology.)
Ophthalmology Referring to eye diseases.
Orthopedic Surgery Focusing on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and tendons.
Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) Focusing on diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat and upper airway passages.
Pediatrics Referring to the total health care of newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Focusing on disabilities that require retraining, reconditioning and relearning how to use muscles, tendons and extremities in order to restore normal activities of daily living.
Plastic Surgery Focusing on diseases and conditions that require surgical reconstruction for a deformity or loss of a body part. Or, for cosmetic purposes to improve appearance.
Podiatric Medicine (Podiatry) Referring to diseases of the foot and ankle.
Preventive Medicine Health care that attempts to avoid, delay or prevent disease or illness from occurring.
Psychiatry Focusing on mental health. For example; diseases of the brain, nervous system and substance abuse of drugs or chemicals.
Pulmonary Disease Referring to lung diseases.
Radiation Oncology Cancer and other diseases requiring radiation. May require x-ray therapy, radioactive isotopes and linear accelerator particle radiation as treatments.
Rheumatology Referring to joint diseases. For example; arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
Sports Medicine Focusing on sports injuries.
Surgery, General Referring to diseases that require surgical operation for diagnosis or treatment.
Surgery, Hand Focusing on diseases and injuries of the nerves, tendons, muscles, bones or skin of the hand that require surgery.
Surgery, Thoracic Focusing on diseases of the chest that require surgical operation for diagnosis or treatment. For example; lungs, heart, blood vessels and chest wall.
Surgery, Vascular Focusing on diseases of the blood vessels that require surgical operation for diagnosis or treatment.
Surgery, Colon and Rectal Focusing on diseases of the large intestine (bowel), rectum and anus that require surgical operation for diagnosis or treatment.
Surgery, Urology Focusing on diseases of the kidneys, bladder and male reproductive tract that require surgical operation.

To find out what kind of doctors and health care professionals you can visit for a low copay, read our What do I need to know about primary care physicians and specialists? help article.

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