What points should I consider when choosing a healthcare provider?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
It is essential that the patient find a board certified physician in the specialty needed. Other important considerations include years in practice, malpractice record, specialization, and hospital affiliations. Consider bringing a checklist with questions with you to the consultation. Never take your health care for granted. If you still have questions, consider a second opinion.
Dr. John J. Connolly
Healthcare Insurance & Policy
When you consider choosing a healthcare provider, their training is of paramount importance. For a physician it is very important that he/she be Board Certified in the specialty of practice. That does not guarantee an excellent physician, but it does assure you that the doctor has been trained appropriately.

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