Rules To Consider

When looking for a doctor for yourself or a loved one, it is important to choose someone you can trust. The primary care physician can:

Help your health by recommending preventive services such as screening and medicine by primary care physician providers:

Treat many health problems, including physical and mental health problems.

Refer you to a specialist if you need extra help with a specific health problem.

When you and your General practitioner physician work as a team in the Hospital, you receive the best medical care. Find a physician who:

Treats you with respect
Listen to their opinions and concerns 
Encourage questions for surgery
Explain the issues as you understand them.

Use the following tips to find the right Physician

Ask people you know for advice.

Getting advice from someone you know and trust is a great way to find a physician as a patient:

Ask your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers if they have your favorite physician.

If you are looking for a new general practitioner due to retirement or relocation, ask your current physician for advice.
Consult your insurance company before any
Surgery.

Otorhinolaryngology is the study of diseases of the ear and nose, throat.

If you have health insurance, you may need to choose from the Family medicine doctors on your Surgery network (the doctors who accept your plan). For an additional fee, some insurance plans may allow you to choose an out-of-network physician.

Family medicine is a medical specialty within primary care which provides health care for an individual family. Doctor of Medicine is a medical degree.

Orthopaedics is a specialty that specializes in injuries and diseases of human body’s musculoskeletal system.

To find a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who accepts your insurance as a Patient?:

Contact your insurance company and ask for a list of doctors close to you who have accepted your insurance plan or use the insurance company’s website to find a doctor.

Then, contact your doctor’s office and ask them to confirm that they have accepted your plan. If you need to know the Patient’s details of the plan, have your insurance card in hand.

If you do not have health insurance, you will have to pay for health care out of your own person pocket. Visit HealthCare.gov to help you find medicine and health insurance. This link is outside health.gov.

 

Learn more about your preferred clinics.
List the physicians and clinics you are interested in. Make sure you know how easy or difficult you think it will be to get an appointment. Then contact their offices to learn more about them. Answering the following questions can help you make better decisions for the surgery.

 

Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with nervous system.

 

Dermatology

Dermatology is a branch of medicine for skin related disorders.

 

Questions about the doctor to ask in the Clinic:

  • Does the general practitioner physician accept new patients?
  • Does the doctor participate in group training? If so, what other doctors can help me with the Doctor’s visit?
  • Who will see me if my doctor is not available?
  • What hospital does the doctor go to?
  • Does the doctor have experience in treating my illnesses and my weight?
  • Does the physician have special training or certification?

  • Administrative questions:
  • Are evening or weekend sessions available in the clinic? What about virtual meetings in Hospital by phone or computer (telemedicine)?
  • What are cancellation policies?
  • How long is the Hospital appointment?
  • How long does an appointment usually last?
  • Can I get my medicine and get an X-ray in the office?
  • Is there a physician or nurse who speaks my language?
  • Think about your experience after the first meeting.

 

Medical and office clinic staff:

  • Do I feel comfortable during the appointment?
  • Do you explain things in a way that is easy to understand? Listen carefully?
  • Respect what I said?
  • Does the Surgeon know the important information about my Surgery & medical history?
  • Do you spend enough time with me?
  • Can you give me a chance to ask my questions?

 

How to find Eye care professional (Optometrist)?

Word of mouth referrals often do provide a better way of finding an Optometrist (eye care professional).