What are some questions to ask when choosing a doctor?
When choosing a doctor, asking these questions can help:
- Will it be easy for you to get to the practice?
- Which hospital(s) does the doctor use?
- Where are routine X-rays and lab studies done?
- How long must you wait for an appointment after you call?
- Is the office staff courteous?
- If you call with a question, is your call returned promptly?
- Who covers for the doctor when she is away?
- Does the office process insurance claims, or must you pay up-front and file the claims yourself?
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