Choosing The Right Doctor

Friday, March 20, 2015

The NY Daily News released an article in July 2014, which examines patients’ decision process in choosing a physician. According to a poll, 22 percent of Americans are confident that they can choose a competent physician. At Arizona Priority Care, our primary care physicians use patient reports as a viable source for practice refinement and to determine ways to bring comfort to unsettled patients.

Accepted insurance and good bedside manner are the top two qualities that most patients consider when choosing a physician. Though these two characteristics are essential in care, they do not specifically address the physician’s ability to care for the patient and to what degree he or she makes the patient feel comfortable. People cannot directly determine if the doctor can provide high-quality care or not, according to the poll by The Associated Press- NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

When looking for a physician, most people look to their friends and family for suggestions. Upon this decision, people are likely to turn to the Internet for more information. Many people think that if a physician offers more services than their care is more expensive as a result. At Arizona Priority Care, our high quality of care is a standard, while healthcare costs are simultaneously held down.

Arizona Priority Care offers a handful of services that help:

  • Gilbert Urgent Care Center
  • The Urgent Care Weight Loss Program
  • Tai Chi Classes
  • Senior’s Advantage Club
Patients whose physician is not associated with Arizona Priority Care can see a doctor at our Gilbert Urgent Care Center. We also accept a variety of insurances and recommend you ask your primary care doctor if your insurance is accepted.

For more information, contact Arizona Priority Care directly at (855) 711-2912.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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