Nothing in this world is more important than your family’s health. That’s why choosing a family physician is an important decision that cannot be taken lightly. It requires a lot of time, research, and care.
But it’s worth it.
You want a family physician that understands, respects and honors your family values. And of course, this doctor should put your family’s health first. If you’re concerned that a doctor might have ulterior motives such as money or pharmaceutical kickbacks, then you’re probably right. Trust your gut and find a doctor who is only concerned with helping you and your loved ones achieve optimal health. Not a doctor who looks at you as just a cash cow.
Asking your friends, relatives, neighbors, and other trusted sources for their recommendations is a great start to your physician search. The reviews you get from people you know in real life are much more reliable than anything you’ll read online. If you do consult online reviews on the doctor’s website or Google reviews, take them all with a grain of salt. Remember that these reviews can be biased in either direction and sometimes review writers are incentivized to write reviews from a particular angle.