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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose an Independent Healthcare Provider During 2021 Open Enrollment

Last updated August 25, 2020 by Totally Boise

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average American spent $11,172 on healthcare in 2018. With a 4.6% spending growth, it’s safe to say finding quality care is essential. The physicians and specialists at Independent Doctors of Idaho are dedicated to helping Idahoans find quality care at a lower cost. 

IDID is a group of independent doctors and specialists who put their patients’ needs first and foremost. While hospitals are essential, the conflict between doctors and hospital protocols and rules can be frustrating and unnecessary. Independent doctors use their best judgment when treating their patients.

By choosing an independent physician, patients are also in more control of their medical care needs and decisions. Not sure where to start? IDID has an easy navigation guide on numerous physicians and specialists in Idaho. In addition to easy and secure access to doctors, IDID also offers information on healthcare plans. By providing information on healthcare and doctors, IDID gives patients control of their healthcare needs. 

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Here are five reasons why choosing an independent healthcare provider is beneficial.

1. Better Care

When you choose a medical provider from IDID, you choose a physician who’s free to choose the highest quality and most affordable medical care options.

As independent physicians and providers who own their own practices, IDID members have the freedom to diagnose and treat unencumbered by potentially conflicting interests.

2. Better Health Plan Options

The IDID Network participates with Blue Cross of Idaho in new and innovative health insurance plans for the residents of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington counties.

Open enrollment for 2021 health care plans is available during November 1st through December 15th, 2020.

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3. What’s Best For You

With medical decisions strictly made between doctors and patients, more healthcare options and avenues may be available. IDID’s goal is to put patients in charge of their medical decisions, not expensive hospital systems. 

4. Lower Cost

IDID believes everyone is entitled to affordable healthcare. Independent Doctors of Idaho say, “Enough is enough; it’s time to take charge of healthcare costs in our community.” Formed in 2013, the number of doctors following in pursuit of IDID’s mission is growing. By becoming independent, doctors are proving they want affordable healthcare. 

5. More Choices. Over 600 Providers, and Growing!

IDID encompasses physicians with a range of specialties. Members include family physicians, surgical specialists, oral surgeons, allergists, psychiatrists, dermatologists, and more.

IDID has over 600 providers in 33 specialties and continues to grow! With that large number of doctors, you are likely to find a physician with your specific health needs.

As the cost of medical care increases, it’s essential to find a doctor who is right for you at a lower cost. Independent Doctors of Idaho aims to bring patients back into complete control of their medical decisions while holding the bottom line.


“We, the independent physicians of Idaho, declare that our commitments are to our patients and their personal care. Keeping our patients healthy and living independently are our goals.”

Find the perfect Independent Doctor of Idaho for you. 

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