The first priority for most Americans when choosing a doctor is figuring out whether the provider accepts their insurance.

A new survey of 500 insured Americans by HealthMine shows 63 percent of them say that whether a doctor is part of their health plan is the first question they ask when seeking medical care.

Indeed, most (58 percent) of those surveyed say the way they find a doctor is by browsing through the list of in-network providers, rather than looking for a doctor and then checking later to see if he or she takes their insurance.

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