Looking for a New Doctor
Five reasons for looking for a new GP
1. Your GP is retiring, moving or closing the practice.
Different Approaches to Looking for a Doctor
By determining which doctor they could achieve this level of exchange with meant deciding what they wanted in a doctor.
First, they listed questions to help them decide what they were looking for in a doctor. That list set the stage for the search and helped them ask concise questions. Then they evaluated the doctors' responses to their questions and, after assessing their personal impressions, made a final decision. Each took responsibility for his or her role in the patient-doctor relationship, which will ultimately contribute to better health care for them.
In the process, Karey, Lee, Devon, Alfred and Chelsea each concluded that developing a trust in their doctor's ability to treat them depended on a gut feeling and their later experience with the doctor. Apart from liking and trusting the doctor, these patients also trusted their own instincts as to what felt good for them.
Five considerations to keep in mind when choosing a doctor
I. Does the doctor listen to what you say?
The criteria you choose will influence the time and energy you spend at the various stages. Of course, other considerations, such as your age and health, influence the type of questions you ask and which doctor you choose to advise you on health care.