How do you choose your doctors?
For example, do you pick randomly from those in your health plan? Do you ask friends or family for recommendations? Do you research them on the internet at the medical board sites or on one of the rating sites (vitals.com, etc)? Or do you do some combination of these?
Are you usually satisfied with those you have chosen?
By their politics. If a doctor is liberal, he will fit his views accordingly. If a doctor is conservative, the patient is more than a view.
I'm a horrible patient. I use my intuition when choosing a physician from my insurance plan. I make my final decision based on the initial exam, with exception of the last doctor I choose...
I wasn't happy with my initial visit, but I decided to go for a second visit (again based on my intuition) and I'm SO glad I did. Being in the medical field, I have to have a doctor who will talk to me on my level, and not be intimidated by how much I know (not that I know everything, I absolutely do not, but I have found the amount I do know intimidates most PCP's). Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a physician I'm happy with. Although I'm not completely happy with my current physician, I plan on staying with him until he retires. He's willing to listen to me, and that's hard to find (especially for me, which I'm sure you understand Tahoe lol)
by Healing Herbalist 6 years ago
What are your biggest aggravation about doctors?Go ahead. Spill your guts.
by Penelope Hart 5 years ago
How important is a doctor's 'bedside manner' to you?Would you change your doctor if their 'bedside manners' didn't suit you, even though their reputation is good?
by Cindy Lawson 6 years ago
Would you feel comfortable with a doctor who you knew was a smoker?It wouldn't worry me, but some people I suspect would have less faith in a doctor who they knew had such a dangerous habit/addiction. If you know your doctor already does has it put you off having him as your doctor?
by schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago
In my 20+ years of experience with psychiatrists, I've had doctors who have been very willing to take the patient's input and some who have been reluctant.Sometimes we become aware of a medication that has worked well for someone we know and we may suggest our doctor try us on it as well,...
by Jacqui 5 years ago
Why is it that God gets the credit when it's the Drs/Nurses who've done all the work?People with cancer, in car accidents, in general ill health - the medical professions work their little behinds off saving or healing patients - yet, if the patient happens to be religious and has prayed for a...
by Mohan Kumar 7 years ago
What are the attributes of a Good Doctor?I am writing a series on articles for Medical Students on what skills and attributes patients value most in a Medical Doctor. I would like your opinion as to what you think are the most important attributes a Doctor should have...
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