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What's the first step to take when choosing a primary care physician?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

When considering a new primary care physician or any specialist, do your Homework! It is essential that the physician be Board-Certified in the medical or surgical specialty you desire. Check out the doctor's hospital affiliations, malpractice records, years in training and private practice, and get referrals. Ask to speak to several existing patients if possible. 

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