Dr. Easy : Choosing a Doctor!
What exactly do you look for in a doctor? Do you want someone who can speak other languages? Do you want one who specializes in various fields? Do you want someone with modern views or would you rather go with one who upholds natural practices? Do you want one who has conducted medical researches? Keep these questions in mind and clearly answered before finally settling with one.
Know your limitations – Before beginning the selection of choosing the best doctor, you need to know your limitations. Factors like finding out if your insurance carrier covers your target doctors should be taken into consideration. To make this easier, you may request your insurance company to give you a list of all doctors covered by your policy.
Male or female – Some women prefer a woman doctor while others opt for a male doctor. This is a personal preference. Just keep in mind that there are a few other more important factors which should be put on top of gender preference. The competence of the doctore should be the priority, no matter what.
Medical research – Doctors who can present research works and those who use a state-of-the-art equipment prove that they are competent and credible. This gives patients the chance to benefit from the leading edge technology and even latest clinical trials which help ensure a much safer and healthier visit. Feel free to call your clinic and ask if they are conducting research projects.
Do you want a sole practitioner or one with broad practice? Having a sole practitioner allows you to be consistent with exams and appointments; however, he or she may not be available when you deliver your baby. This will leave you with no other choice but to deliver birth with a different doctor. On the other hand, doctors who deal with large practices may be less personal. Sometimes, you see most of the doctors in the practice only once. If you doctor of choice is not available, it is most likely that you get a doctor whom you have already met.