Health Tip: Finding a Family Physician

-- If you're trying to find a new family doctor, the American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help you choose the right one:

  • Make sure you're comfortable around the doctor, and that you can speak with him or her freely.
  • Look for a doctor who answers your questions thoroughly and clearly.
  • Choose a doctor who spends time with you and doesn't make you feel rushed.
  • Evaluate factors such as office hours, insurance, affiliated hospital, and office location. Do all of these things work with your schedule and lifestyle?

Posted: December 2008


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