You might not realise it, but one of the most important people in your life could be your doctor. At some point in your life, your doctor is going to be the person you turn to for the most embarrassing, strange, horrific symptoms you’ve ever experienced; some things you wouldn’t even talk to your best friend about! They could also be the one who you want to talk to when you’re feeling depressed, or they could be part of the journey at the happiest time in your life.
Your doctor is more than just someone you see when you feel sick, which is why it is so important that you find a doctor, and a medical centre, that you know you can trust.
So, How Do You Find a Medical Centre You Can Trust?
1. Ask around
Ask your family, and friends, ask around the office if you’re looking for a clinic close to work. The best marketing for medical centres is through word of mouth, so the more people who recommend a particular clinic, the better you can expect it to be.
If they can recommend a particular doctor as well – that’s even better!
2. Pay Attention
When you visit a medical centre, pay attention to the attention they are giving you. Listen to the tone of voice when you call the office and talk to reception, how do they treat you while you are waiting to see the doctor, how long does it take for your doctor to see you (are they hours behind schedule?), and what sort of attention does your doctor pay to you when you’re in the room with them? Do they actually listen to you and try to help you, or do they brush you off and send you on your way without coming to many solutions?
Choose a centre that makes you feel welcome and you’re likely to get better care.
3. Look for Qualifications
Finally, you want to trust your health to someone who is qualified, so take a look at the certificates displayed on the walls in the medical centre or your doctor’s room.
If you can’t find any certificates, or they just don’t seem right, you might want to keep looking. A doctor with nothing to hide, won’t hide anything.
Image credit: google.com