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How should I go about finding a new doctor?

My primary physician has gotten slack. His practice is too big, and communication with him outside of office visits has to go through a maze of voicemail, even when I have had to go to the emergency room. After 20 years with the same doctor, it's time for a change.

Asked By: saraphen - 1/6/2006
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Good for you. There are too many folks out there who treat Docs like gods, and take abusive treatment like waiting long past appointed times (that's why they call us PATIENTs, right?...Yeah, right...), not getting phone calls returned, and having to deal with rude or inept office staff. The heck of it is, sometimes... More
Answered By: Wolfsburgh - 1/6/2006
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Contact wat dr u would like to start seeing.. and they will tell u to have ur old dr to fax over ur records to there dr's office and thats about it then u can start seeing ur new dr
Answered By: sw33t_t0mb_raid3r - 1/6/2006
 
first you must go through your insurance company, clear up anything you may need to with them, and ask to have your files transfered to a new doctor. Make sure that above all circumstances thhat your privacy is protected as stated in the HIPPA guide. Please also ask your insurance provider about HIPPA. Ask questions... More
Answered By: chaplain_22 - 1/6/2006
 
every insurance is different, fist thing you call them and ask for all avaiable primary doctors in your area some will not take new patient this is on the booklet that is sent so out of all the doctors who are taking new patients pick the one that go to your preferred hospital, say the one thats close to you then see... More
Answered By: gayle s - 1/6/2006
 
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