Help / Frequently Asked Questions
How do I search for doctors instead of locations?
Locations are displayed by default. To search for doctors instead of locations, first type or select the options you would like to search by. Then, click the DOCTORS bar. The section that is selected will be blue:
How do I search for doctors by their specialty or sub-specialty?
To search for a doctor by a specific specialty or sub-specialty, first make sure the DOCTORS bar is selected. Next, select the green FILTERS drop-down arrow:
A menu will appear that allows you to filter by a doctor's specialty, along with other options such as patient age, doctor gender, affiliation and location. After you have made your selections, click the blue search button:
How is the order of locations determined?When a user lands on the doctors and locations search on their desktop or mobile device, a window will appear that asks to allow legacyhealth.org to know your location.
- If the user clicks allow, the locations will display in the order that is closest to them.
- If the user clicks block, the order of locations will be alphabetical.
What are the other types of doctors (also known as "providers") besides MD/DO?
- Physician Assistants (PA) are medical professionals with master’s level education with board certification and licensure to practice in primary, acute and specialty practice across all ages under physician supervision.
- Nurse Practitioners (NP) are RNs who are masters and doctorate prepared advance practice nurses with board certification and licensure to practice in primary, acute and specialty practice across all ages based on preparation. Full practice is permitted in Oregon and Washington.
- Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are RNs who are masters and doctorate prepared in the field of midwifery. They are board certified and licensed as nurse practitioners to practice in the specialty of women’s health including pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In Oregon and Washington, there is no physician supervision requirement.
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are RNs who are masters and doctorate prepared advance practice nurses, providing total anesthesia services to patients across the lifespan in a range of practice settings. In Oregon and Washington, there is no physician supervision required.
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) are RNs who are masters and doctorate prepared advance practice nurses and are certified in their specialty to practice at an advanced level to manage patient populations, nursing practice and healthcare systems, in collaboration with healthcare teams. CNS may have licensed prescriptive authority based on clinical preparation. Full independent practice without physician supervision, is permitted in Oregon and Washington.