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Types of Medical Professions
1) Decide What You Want and Need in a Doctor
2) Make a List of Doctors
4) Contact the Doctors' Offices
5) Talking with Your Doctor

Types of Medical Professions

Urologists and nephrologists are trained urinary tract health and urinary tract problem prevention and treatment.

Specialists are doctors who treat only certain parts of the body, conditions, or age groups. Things to look for in a doctor:



Pediatricians and family practitioners are primary care doctors for many children.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives are trained to deliver many aspects of primary care. Physician assistants must practice in partnership with doctors. Nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives can work independently in some States, but not others. Doctors and Health Plans If you already are in a health plan, your choices may be limited to doctors who participate in the plan. But if you have a choice of plans, you may want to first think about which doctor(s) you would like to use. Then, you may be able to choose a plan that has your choice of doctor(s).

Decide What You Want and Need in a Doctor

A medical professional should be:


Make a List of Doctors

Contact the Doctors' Offices

When you have found a few names of doctors you might want to try, call their offices. The first thing to find out is whether the doctor is covered by your health plan and is taking new patients. If the doctor is not covered by your plan, are you prepared to pay the extra costs?
Here are some things to find out from office staff:

When you finally visit the doctor, pay attention to how well the doctor did the following things: Trust your own reactions when deciding whether this doctor is the right one for you. But you also may want to give the relationship some time to develop. It takes more than one visit for you and your doctor to get to know each other.

Talking with Your Doctor

Research has shown that patients who have a good relationship with their doctors tend to be more satisfied with their care-and to have better results. Here are some tips to help you and your doctor become partners.

Give information. Don't wait to be asked!

Get information. Take information home. Once you leave the doctor's office, follow up.

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