Consult your health insurance planiStock/LPETTET
No matter how much you value a potential doctor’s bedside manner, you’ll most likely want to choose someone who is covered by your health insurance plan. That doesn’t have to be a limitation: Many plans have special designations for doctors who have consistently met standards of quality. Keep those in mind when narrowing your search. Check out these secrets for finding the best doctor that every doctor uses.
Refer to online reviews (with caution)iStock/Squaredpixels
Although online reviews have become a major assistant in deciding where to go for dinner, the medical community hasn’t quite caught up. Because of this, most professionals advise against choosing a doctor solely based off reviews. That said, they’re worth checking out, as long as you take them with a grade of salt. Websites like Healthgrades.com and ZocDoc are two of the first places to look. Here is what your doctor is really thinking but will never ever say to you!