How Do I Know If I Am Choosing a Good Doctor?

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When you can trust your physician, you will feel more comfortable talking about your symptoms, making it easier for your doctor to accurately diagnose and treat you. According to a study by Consumer Reports, individuals who found their doctors through a friend or family member had the most positive experience.

Some questions you may want to ask yourself when choosing a physician are:

  • How long will you have to wait for an appointment?
  • Does the office staff treat you in a nice manner, and are they attentive to your needs?
  • If you call about a health issue, how long will it take for a nurse or doctor to return your call?
  • Does the physician use a hospital that you trust and are comfortable with?

If you choose a doctor that treats you in a negligent manner, it could result in your serious injury or even death. If you have been harmed by a physician’s carelessness, contact an attorney to assist you in pursuing your claim.

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