9 Ways to Find Dr. Right: Find a New Doctor That's Right for You
Maybe you've moved, switched insurance, need a specialist or your current doctor's office puts the word "wait" in waiting room. Whatever the reason, everyone deserves to find Dr. Right. Here are 9 ways to find the doctor of your dreams
If you need to see a specialist, ask your primary care physician for a recommendation. “Patients sometimes think that doctors get kickbacks for referrals. That’s absolutely not true,” says Dana Simpler, M.D., a primary care physician in Baltimore. Doctors make referrals because they want their patients being treated by someone who has a proven track record in their field of expertise. “If I don’t have a working history with the physician you choose, I can’t vouch for her treatment plans or outcomes,” says Dr. Simpler.