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How can I get referrals for a new doctor?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
When considering a new doctor, get referrals from close family and friends. Check out the doctor's board certification status. Browse their website for credentials and check out their hospital affiliations. Meet with the physician and make sure you are comfortable with their bedside manner and methods of practice. 
Dr. John J. Connolly
Healthcare Insurance & Policy
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.

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