How to Find a Good Doctor When Moving to a New City.
Whether you’re moving to a new city because of school or work, one of the first thing you’ll want to do is find healthcare professionals like a doctor and dentist. You don’t want to wait until you have a medical emergency to locate someone that you can use. Use the following ideas to get the best ones for you.
Get local recommendations. Don’t view the Yellow Pages and pick one with the biggest ad. Instead, talk to neighbors, co-workers and fellow students to ask who they use. Don’t know anybody? Ask the pharmacists at your local drugstore who
they use. At the very least, their recommendations may be close to where you live, work or study.
Use the Internet. Once you have some names, look them up through Google or your favorite search engine. Unless they’re very new, most medical professionals will have websites, reviews, and even mentions on local news pages. This will give you some idea of what other people think of these doctors.
Make an appointment. Book a preliminary checkup with your chosen professional. Use the experience to answer some questions. How does the front desk treat your call? Is the lobby welcoming and spacious, or cramped or crowded? How long did you have to wait to see the doctor? Does his bedside manner make you comfortable? Does he use the latest technology? Are you expected to handle the insurance paperwork yourself, or does the office staff take care of it?
You are not obligated to go with the first professional that you see. If you don’t like what you’re getting, you can always try someone else until you find the right person.
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