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