Picking a Doctor
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Do you know how to go about picking a doctor? If you're sick and need medical attention, finding a doctor is just about the most important thing you can do. Check out these tips to get you moving in the right direction.
Transcript: Choosing a doctor is both an important and a personal decision. Dr. Mom is a physician but she has also...
Choosing a doctor is both an important and a personal decision. Dr. Mom is a physician but she has also to select many doctors for herself and her family. Here are three tips for picking the right doctor for you. When you are looking for a doctor there are lots of things you have to check. It is very easy to find out where he went to school, and while that is sometimes a good indicator, it is defiantly not the most important one. You want to check around, word of mouth, find out what other people feel when they are in this doctor's office. Does he listen? Are they comfortable? Is the wait long? Make sure this is somebody you feel comfortable with. Have at least one visit, and make a decision based on your gut reaction. Does this feel right for you?When you choose a new doctor, it is very important to know if that doctor is listening to you. When you go to see the doctor, be sure to tell the doctor everything, even embarrassing symptoms. And then be sure he is listening to you. You might want to come with a list, of all of your symptoms, of any of the things that have been bothering you, and you might want to take notes, so that you can ask questions afterwards. Remember, your source of information is what the doctor has to make the diagnosis. You're the most important part of his diagnosis. She or he will only be able to help you if you provide the information. Again, be sure your doctor is listening to you. You can tell an awful lot about your doctor from the information you gather before you see him. From his background from the references you've gotten, even from the people who are sitting in the waiting room. But what's really important is your comfort with that doctor: you have a gut reaction, trust it. Is He being gentile? Is she being thorough? Is the doctor listening to you? Are you comfortable? Are you relaxed? Are you willing to say embarrassing things that very important to your diagnosis? Trust your gut, and make sure your're comfortable with your doctor?More »
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