Finding good doctors
When undergoing any type of medical treatment or surgery, everybody wants to be in the best hands possible. And it is really important these days to do homework in order to select the best doctor for your needs. But sometimes it is not that easy to know where to find the correct information and we become helpless, upset and frustrated. When choosing a doctor, try to follow the tips mentioned below.
1. When you are looking for a good doctor, ask for referrals from your well-wishers who have had personal medical experiences. If you know someone who has recently undergone a similar treatment ask them about their doctors and whether their experiences were good or bad. Best would be a doctor friend/relative who suffered him/herself or an intelligent hospital administrator (although a little difficult to find) who deals with doctors regularly. Regarding clinical consultant, make sure s/he is properly qualified to do so. Some say, finding the right surgeon takes the same effort as shopping, so look for several resources before you make a decision. You want to find the most experienced surgeon for your particular operation.
2. Choosing a doctor is not just a matter of checking their high qualifications. Although it is natural to gravitate towards the lowest price tag, sometimes this means settling for a doctor with less experience. Although price and qualifications should certainly be factors in taking your decision, there needs to be a good blend of knowledge and ample experience.
3. Along with the consultant, there are couple of other important factors one should never forget; such as his/her assistants (who is always reachable, especially after surgery), nurses and whether you feel at ease in the doctor's office. Schedule a consultation visit to make sure that the doctor is pleasant and responsive to you. A good doctor will simply explain your options and will take the time to answer your questions about the treatment.
4. Sometimes alternative doctors without certification, experience and without research documentation like to pretend they are the healers, offering treatments that may give temporary relief but will eventually make you sicker and make the condition worse.
5. Try to avoid doctors who are busy with other engagements rather than his clinical practise which means 'treating the patients'. If these medical professionals think they are indispensable in medical teaching and administration; in that case a wise clinician should concentrate mainly on patients 'first and always' and dedicate themselves in their concerned researches.