How to Choose a Primary Care Provider
Your primary care provider is often involved in your care for a long time—and is the first person you call if you have a health problem—so it is important to select someone with whom you can have a comfortable and honest relationship.
It’s a good idea to choose a provider who listens carefully to your concerns, explains things clearly and fully, shows respect for you, and anticipates your health problems. They also should allow you to ask questions and should provide answers that you can understand.
It’s also a good idea to ask:
- What insurance do you accept?
- Who sees patients when you are out of town?
- How long does it take to get an appointment for a routine visit?
- How long does it take to get an appointment for urgently needed care?
The providers at MedStar Medical Group are here for you—they are your partners in health care, committed to providing you and your family with the best care.