What are some tips for choosing a doctor?
To choose a new doctor, ask co-workers, neighbors, and friends who they recommend.
And check to see if your insurance will cover visits to any doctor you consider.
Most plans require you to choose a primary care doctor (one who’ll manage your care and refer you to specialists). If you have a chronic condition, you’ll need a specialist who understands your health needs.
And to find out if a doctor is in good standing with licensing agencies, check out websites run by medical licensure boards.
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