A good doctor helps keep you healthy. But not all doctors are the same. So here are a few signs that say you need to switch to a new one:
You don’t like your doctor
If you feel more comfortable with someone else or don’t agree with your doctor using inappropriate language, then walk away and look elsewhere for help. It’s essential that you feel comfortable and at ease with your doctor. So if that isn’t happening, that’s a sign you need to find someone else.
Your time is wasted
It’s not just about being late, Prevention says. If your doctor keeps missing your appointments or you feel like your doctor is too busy that you often get a sense that the doctor isn’t listening to you during your consultations, it might be time to consider finding another doctor. Go for one that gives you the attention and time you and your family deserves.
You don’t understand what’s wrong
Your doctor doesn’t explain your treatment, condition or options in a way that’s clear and understandable to you. You could try scheduling a second visit, though, to clarify any questions or concerns you still have. An excellent family physician will take the time and effort to ensure your questions are answered and any fears or worries you have are put to rest. But if your doctor still doesn’t explain things in a satisfactory manner, then that’s a big, red, flashing flag you shouldn’t miss.
You aren’t getting better
If your doctor can’t provide you with alternative treatment plans, you might need to consult a specialist, especially if all signs point to a chronic condition. This way, you can figure out what’s wrong and seek out treatment as soon as possible.
So don’t waste your time dealing with a bad family doctor. Find a new one to help you and your family stay fit and healthy.