Doctors are increasingly concerned about promoting information on wellness and prevention. However, many doctors are not well-trained in these fields and many doctors may not have the time or interest to provide this information. You, as a patient, however, have every right to expect and demand it.
Shameka Hunt. McElhaney, MD
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location and Office HoursWellstar Powder Springs Medical Center
4250 Brownsville Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
- BlueCross BlueShield
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- First Health
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- Wellstar Cobb Hospital
- How can I determine if a doctor will be focused on wellness and prevention?
Is a doctor board certified in a specific field of medicine?
It is important to select a doctor who is board certified in the specialty they practice. Board certification does not assure you the doctor is excellent, but it does assure you he/she has had appropriate training by having completed at an approved residency of at least three years and passed an exam.
How can I get referrals for a new doctor?
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.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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