Selecting a doctor is one of the crucial decisions you will make about your health and well-being. Getting the right one may require some effort, but it will be well worth it. If you already have your first appointment with the primary care physician under your new coverage, ask yourself the following five questions to ensure that your provider is the right one for you:

1) Did you feel that the doctor was concerned about your health conditions and you as a person?

2) Did the doctor pay attention to you and address your concerns?

3) Did the doctor use information that you quickly understood and comfortably talked to you?

4) Were they respectful of your culture, views, and beliefs?

5) Did you feel comfortable asking questions during the appointment or calling the doctor later?

If your answer is “Yes” to these questions, you might have found the right doctor for you. If you answered “No” to any of the questions mentioned above, ask yourself if you think the physician would change his mind if you spoke up. That is sometimes the best way to get what you need.

Choosing the right doctor for you may require more than one appointment. Take the time to investigate your options. If you’re dissatisfied with your primary care physician, you can get treatment from another doctor in your network. Your insurance agent will be able to assist you in this matter. Make it clear what you’re looking for, such as a provider who works certain hours, is of a particular gender, or speaks a specific language.

It’s critical to find a doctor who is a good fit for you. Having a trustworthy doctor can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.