Credit: Next Avenue | John Gilman
by Jackson Rainer
“’Most people spend more time looking for their next car than they do looking for their doctor” is an old and familiar adage among medical professionals.
“But one of the most important and proactive steps to protecting your future self is building and maintaining a stable care team that nourishes and supports all aspects of your health.
“If you seek out care only in crisis, you’re more likely to receive care that isn’t a good match or aligned with your preferences and health goals.
“This guide explores how to choose a health care provider or replace a retired one, build relationships with physicians and access specialty care.
“To stay grounded in fact, look for physicians who rely on evidence-based practices.”