Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How Can I Choose A Good Doctor?

Oct. 14, 2015

Dear Cathy:

My doctor recently passed away at the age of 50.  Right now our insurance gives us the option of which doctor to select.  What should I look for when selecting a doctor?  Selecting New Doctor, Texas

Dear Selecting New Doctor:

When selecting a doctor, choose one that is “board certified.”  The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is recognized as the gold standards in physician’s certifications.  Being board certified simply means “better care for patients.”

As most women get older, they only want to deal with female ob/gyn specialists.  Many people are not comfortable with their doctors, therefore, they should find a doctor that they feel comfortable with.

If you can’t afford needed medications or if you lose your health insurance, start by talking to your doctor.  Tell your doctor about your change in status and ask if there is any flexibility on fees. 

Your physician might offer reduced payments to maintain the relationship with you.  He or she may be able to help with samples or finding programs to get you what you need.

However, if you totally believe that a doctor is the only person that can help you recover from any type of illness, you need to go to, because that is exactly where you are headed. 

Most doctor’s lifespan is 60 years old so how is a doctor going to help you live to be a 100 years old?  So it’s extremely important to get entrenched in holistic and natural communities because those specialists are the persons you should be working with to maintain your health, especially as you age.

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