DoctorsHangout.com

A Professional Networking Site for Doctors & Medical Students Worldwide

5 Expert Tips to Choose the Best Primary Care Doctor

When choosing a primary care doctor, your decision is based on a number of factors. Your comfort and peace of mind are extremely important and you want to be able to trust the doctor you choose to handle your health concerns.

Choose the Best Primary Care Doctor

Use these expert tips to choose the best primary care doctor:

  1. Area of Expertise

    If you have certain health issues, you will want to choose a doctor that specializes in the type of health concerns you experience on a regular basis. Chronic conditions pose specific health problems that a primary care physician will have to address on a regular basis.

  2. Within Your Insurance Network

    It is important to find a new primary care physician who is accepted by your insurance provider. Your insurance company can provide you with a list of medical practices that are in your network. Knowing which practices are in your network will give you a good idea as to what doctors are in your network.

  3. Close to Work or Home

    Most people, especially those with small children, want to find a primary care physician who is within a few miles from home, work or school. Having a lengthy drive time when a child is ill won’t be pleasant for anyone.

  4. Preferred Hospital Choice

    If you prefer a certain hospital, you will want to make sure the primary care physician is able to work there. Making sure your physician is linked to both your hospital as well as your insurance provider, makes it easier on you when it comes to billing and convenience.

  5. Male or Female

    Men and women are sometimes very picky as to the gender of their primary care doctor. Men sometimes prefer male doctors and women feel more comfortable in the presence of a female physician. Although it is a personal choice, it’s important to be comfortable.

Views: 94

Comment

You need to be a member of DoctorsHangout.com to add comments!

Join DoctorsHangout.com

Comment by Tariq Drabu on June 28, 2016 at 1:28pm

Hi Suheir Kilani, Your post looks very informative and interesting to me. 

Source: Truecounsellor Team

Comment by Dr. Steffany Mohan on June 9, 2016 at 1:44pm

Choosing a primary care doctor is one of the most important health decisions you’ll make. Growing research suggests that people who have a strong relationship with a physician not only report greater satisfaction with their care but also may enjoy better health. Your choice of doctor can determine which hospital you go to, if needed, so find out where the doctor has admitting privileges. Nice sharing.

Photos

  • Add Medical Images
  • View All

NEJM Jobs

© 2017   Doctors Hangout | About DH   Powered by

Contact US  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service