When looking for a new doctor, you’ll want to find one who takes care of patients of all ages. We always want the best for our whole family – and it is most convenient if you, your spouse, and your children all see the same physician.
Family doctors are essential in overseeing your family’s overall, and individual, health and well-being. Because they follow your life cycle as you all have regular checkups, immunizations, health issues, and (possibly) injuries or chronic conditions, your family doctor knows your medical history.
Thanks to this ongoing professional yet personal relationship, your physician is able to look for warning signs for early intervention of any health issues. So, how do you find a trusted doctor for you and your kids?
How Do I Pick the Right Doctor?
In addition to performing annual checkups, family physicians help in managing chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. They can also treat acute conditions like a sinus infection or a sports injury. Plus, this doctor can refer you or any of your kids to see specialists as necessary, and the doctor will follow up with the specialists and keep track of all of each family member’s health information.
Therefore, you will want to see a doctor who has excellent credentials. Here are some of the factors that you should be considering when choosing a primary care practitioner for yourself and your family:
Start compiling a list of recommendations of good doctors from your friends and family members who live in your area. Are there any names of recommended doctors you’re hearing more than once? If so, make a note of the name of that physician.
Read the online reviews of any doctors you’re interested in looking into further. Keep in mind that some negative online reviews may be written by competitors (regardless of industry!), so look for reviews that don’t look like they were written by a member of the doctor’s medical staff nor of a competitor. Look for patterns – good doctors are often described as “friendly” and “knowledgeable.”
Always consider the location of the doctor’s clinic together with the hours when they are open for business. If either their location or their hours are inconvenient, there’s no reason to look into that physician any further.
Covered by Your Health Insurance
Once you have one or more names of doctors you’re interested in looking into further, check your list of doctors who are covered under your health insurance policy. It is likely that one or more of them are on that list. Any who are not covered can be taken out of consideration.
Family Healthcare Physicians in Texoma
Here at Carrus Care Clinic of Atoka, our medical team includes the finest, most experienced physicians in the region. We consistently provide the highest-quality care, and we are here to be your family’s healthcare partner for a lifetime of health and wellness.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (580) 364-8205 or fill out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to taking care of you and your whole family.