Going to the same doctor for many many years doesn’t make him/her the best choice for your family’s health. A good medical professional is key to maintaining long term health, and your family deserves the best.
If you’re not really sure you’re getting the best care possible, it may help to do a little research. Take a few moments now to read through a brief overview, featuring a few tell-tale signs that you need to fire your family doctor. Consider your next move today.
His/her medical approach doesn’t sit well
We can’t all have the mind for medicine, but you usually have a gut feeling when something isn’t right. If your doctor’s approach to care/medicine doesn’t align with what you feel is right and good, then you may need to find a new physician.
If you have been injured due to the care your physician provided, then you may need to hire a malpractice lawyer as well. Always take your medical care seriously, and never settle for less than excellence.
You don’t mesh well with your doctor
Sometimes you meet a doctor with whom you simply do not vibe. Your doctor may be too short, too male, too female, or some other uncontrollable aspect that you just don’t like.
It’s okay to not like a particular doctor. There are certainly plenty from which to choose. If you and your doctor just don’t connect on a patient/physician level, you might want to look for someone new.
Your physician is a poor communicator
Communication is vital when it comes to your physical well-being, so it’s understandable that poor communication is a good reason to fire your doctor. If your physician doesn’t take the time to fully explain every situation to you, then you need someone who will.
Full disclosure is a huge part of the physician’s responsibility to the patient, so don’t settle for less than you deserve. You should always know exactly what’s going on with your body.
The physician and/or staff is unprofessional
Matters of your physical health are extremely important, and your physician (and their staff) should always operate with the utmost respect for the situation.
An unprofessional doctor (or staff) can really put a damper on the quality of care you feel you are receiving. Don’t hesitate to shop around for another physician if you feel you are not fully being respected while in the office.
Your doctor is too busy
Sometimes your health will require a little closer attention to be paid to your care. If you have a physician that is simply too busy to properly manage your care, you may need to find someone else to handle the situation. Your well-being should never be compromised due to a doctor’s popularity or demand.