There are a lot of reasons as to why you may be searching for a new primary care physician. you may have moved recently, had a change of insurance, or are just looking for a doctor that is a better fit for you. Whatever the reason is, choosing a new physician is so important. Your primary care doctor is your go-to person for all of your medical needs.
Erika Giron is a recruiter and business management professional who leads Horizon Pacific Staffing and the Medical Center for Joint resotrative and Regenrative Medicine. Global health is a personal and professional passion for erika. Today she shares her top 4 tips for choosing a primary care physician.
- Start by doing some research as to which physicians are ‘in-network’ with your insurance. this will make sure that you aren’t stuck with any surprise costs.
- Determine what your specific health needs are. If you have children, find a family practice in your area as they will be able to treat everyone in your family of all ages. If you deal with a chronic sondition, there are physicians who specialize inthat treatment. If you are just a single person with no specific health concerns, you can find a general practice doctor.
- Visit the practice’s office that you are thinking of registering with. How far away is the office from work or your home? Do you feel comfortable when you walk in? How does the reception staff treat you? Visiting the practice can help you decide if it’s right for you.
- Ask people you trust, such as close friends and family, for a referral.