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6 Considerations for Choosing a Primary Care Physician

by Charlie Kimball · 0 comments

Every doctor has a certain way that they do things. Whether you agree with their procedures or not is another thing entirely. Finding a primary care provider isn’t always going to be as easy as choosing a medical alert bracelet, but the hassle of choosing that primary care provider can be minimized by paying attention to the following key factors.

Insurance

A huge factor that plays into the choice of a primary care doctor is whether they accept your insurance.   Most doctors will accept most insurance providers, but it’s always best to check with the insurance company to see who is on their preferred provider list.   When you find the right preferred provider, make sure that you show him or her your medical alert bracelet.doctor office

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a new addition to many doctor’s offices, but it does provide a distraction from the wait time. Plus, you can look up things such as medication and diagnosis information.  Does your primary care physician offer free Wi-Fi in the waiting room?

Wait Times

People love to receive the type of fast service that you get right after pressing the button on their medical alert bracelets.  Could we get that type of service in a doctor’s office?  Wait times vary dramatically from doctor to doctor, so it’s best to get an idea beforehand by asking the front staff.

Knowledge

If you have a pre-existing condition, the primary care doctor that you see should have knowledge about that condition.   You should not have to train the doctor about your medical condition; they should know at least general information about it before you step into their offices.

Respect

The operators who respond from your emergency alert system are respectful. Your primary care doctor should do the same.  Does your doctor treat you with the care and respect that you deserve? Some doctors unfortunately lack respect and compassion for people struggling with certain diseases like obesity.

Do They Talk Like People?

There are some doctors who will talk in medical language and other doctors who can explain medicine in layman’s terms. When choosing a primary care physician, you want to choose the doctor who can answer your questions in a clear and concise manner.  This is the same type of treatment that you would expect from an emergency alert system.

Whether you’re looking for the best in an emergency alert system or primary care providers, the best advice that we can give you is to shop around.  Choosing the right primary care provider can be more difficult than choosing a medical alert bracelet or which emergency alert system to subscribe to.  The best way to ‘try before you buy’ is to read all of the information and reviews online about your choice.  Preparedness is always the best option, and it’s best to have someone who knows you before the emergency happens.

Article by Charlie Kimball

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