With LA traffic sometimes it’s inconvenient to see your primary care physician who is only eight miles away. In today’s technologically advanced world we expect to read reviews on a physician before seeing them when ten years ago this was not possible. Insurance plans can cause restrictions on who we can see and a slew of other problems, so how exactly do we choose a primary care physician that we can trust and build a relationship with?
After much research and debate, we compiled some tips to help you find a doctor to suit your needs.
- Check primary care doctors in your insurance provider network
- Is the doctor close by or in a decent commute time?
- What is your primary concern?
- Does the physician have a website with FAQS
- Try calling in and ask about average wait times
- How long does the physician see you for?
- Were you recommended by someone?
There are more factors in helping you choose someone who suits your medical needs, but these are some of the basics you should be asking when choosing a new provider. Regular check-ups are very important when it comes to preventative care. Physicians are not just available to you once you are sick, but to help you avoid getting sick altogether.