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Sometimes, a good health care provider can be hard to find - limitations on transportation options, money, insurance, plain old poor selection or variety and even your family can also put limitations on finding a good general practitioner, gynecologist, dermatologist, therapist, psychologist, or whatever type of medical provider you may need.

Despite all of that, you shouldn't have to lower your standards for getting the best possible treatment in any situation! You should be able to walk into a doctor's office and know what you're looking for and how to ask for it.

So, I have some questions for you, so you can be prepared to ask your prospective doctors all the right questions to find one who fits for you!

-What sort of qualities are a must when finding a person who is going to be partially responsible for your mental and physical well-being?
-What sort of qualities are an absolute "NO!" when it comes to choosing a health care provider?
-Is the doctor's gender an issue for you? If yes, why?

Does anyone have any good pointers, any doctor success stories, etc. that may help users in the future for finding the right doc?

What about horror stories? Anything we should be aware of walking straight through the door?

(I'll add mine later!)

(Edited the title, to see if it attracts some more attention!)

[ 09-23-2007, 12:42 AM: Message edited by: dailicious ]

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