Most people rely on the recommendations of friends and relatives when trying to find a new doctor. That is a good start but it is still important to check on the doctors training, board certification, hospital appointments and disciplinary history.
Annamarie Lammendola-Melone, DO
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursHan Suburban Primary Care
3475 West Chester Pike Ste 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital Health Plan
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- Independence BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
- Bryn Mawr Hospital
- Riddle Memorial Hospital
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
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Why is juggling work and family life so difficult?
Kathleen Hall, Preventive Medicine, answeredWe live in a culture that believes that the family structure has little or no value. Yes, we pay lip service of how valuable the family is and how it is the basis for any civilized society with great values, but what have we, our corporations, or our government done to show supports for the value of a family?
The politicians talk about family values, but keep spending money on their pork projects and other peripheral projects, instead of on what is the backbone and essence of any healthy society. We continually feel isolated, frustrated, overwhelmed with childcare, by both parents working, by lack of flexible hours in the workplace, and by lack of adequate, affordable health care for our families. Until we absolutely choose to stop this assault on the family system and demand support on levels of businesses and government, we must make the choices we can to transform our own lives so we can discover the fulfillment and happiness in a life of balance.
Parents are so overwhelmed with guilt, worry, and exhaustion, they create poor boundaries to keep the family healthy. Parents put children first, and only if they have time later do they squeeze time in for their marriage relationship and their time alone to practice self-care..
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Should I make an appointment to meet a new doctor?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredYou should certainly make an appointment to meet any new physician. Bring a friend or spouse with you on the consultation. Also, bring a list of questions and check list with you and seek 2 if not 3 consultations until you feel at ease with your final decision. In my book "The Beverly Hills Shape" I recommend that the patient seek at least 3 consultations before making final decision on a Plastic Suurgeon.
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