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How to choose a doctor

  Not long ago, a friend of mine, having read my earlier posts on how not to choose a doctor, asked how to go about finding a reputable doctor among all the ones out there. If you’re one of the … Continue reading

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How NOT to choose a doctor: Part 3 – The office, the accent, and the parking lot

People choose their doctor for a host of reasons, some logical, some not. The first and second posts on this topic cover such things as online ratings and bedside manner. In this third post, I’ll review several more points to consider … Continue reading

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How NOT to choose a doctor: Part 2 – Referral patterns and bedside manner

People choose their doctor for a host of reasons, some logical, some not. In this second of a series of blog posts, I’ll review several more points to consider as you make your choice of care provider. Once again, we’ll … Continue reading

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How NOT to choose a doctor: Part 1 – Advertising and rating websites

It’s a new year. And before this new year began, you were perhaps notified of another round of open enrollment for health insurance plans through either an employer or the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare). If you’re lucky, and the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Patients

So here we are, Doctor, looking at one another across the cold space of the exam room. I sit perched in this flimsy gown, socks warming my feet, and we’re about to begin that invisible patient-doctor dance that we both know so well. Continue reading

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In Defense of Doctors

This week, we celebrated an important day. No, not April Fool’s Day. March 30 — National Doctor’s Day, a day designated by the senior President Bush, in 1991, to honor the contributions of physicians to the general good of American … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Patient

This is the story of Dr. C, the general practitioner that my family and I would go to see when we were sick. Dr. C’s office was in a small red brick building across town by the railroad tracks. In … Continue reading

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