How to Select the Right Doctor

viagra doctorOur philosophy, here at PEGym, has always been natural – non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical – methods of addressing male enhancement issues should always be a man’s first option. However, there are instances when medical courses of action are not only appropriate, but absolutely needed. This is why we always suggest talking with a medical professional, prior to beginning and male enhancement program. The question then becomes:

How do I choose the right doctor?

The reality is, doctors are human, so each is unique. Finding the right one that meets your needs and your personality is important. Here are some tips, to help you choose the right one for you.

  1. Check Your Insurance – Oftentimes your insurance may have a list of providers you need to choose from, to ensure you get maximum benefits. Most insurance companies have an online tool, to help you find a provider. You can typically limit your search by location as well as what the physicians specialize in. Start with this list.
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  2. Hospital Affiliation – If there’s a chance you’ll need to be admitted to a hospital for a procedure, and if you have a preference in what hospital you go to, make sure your physician has hospital privileges there. A simple call to the doctor’s office can verify this.
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  3. Bedside Manner – Your doctor will learn more about you than most of your family and friends. For this reason, it’s important that you and your doctor “fit” well with one another. When you talk to the doctor, do they listen to you? Are all of your questions answered?
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  4. Shop Around – If you’ve met with a doctor, and don’t feel that you click or that they’re really listening to you – go talk to someone else! It’s scary to think that most people will visit multiple dealerships when looking for a new car, but just settle for whichever doctor they land on first. This is your health! Don’t settle.
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  5. Interview Potential Docs – Most doctors allow for “interview” appointments (although you may have to pay a co-pay for this).  It’s a good way to actually get a feel for the doctor and their staff and facility.
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  6. Logistics – Where is their office located? Is it convenient for you? How quickly can you get in? These are important factors to make sure you continue consistently with your care.
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  7. Do Some e-Snooping – The Internet is awesome to get some information on physicians, without even moving from the comfort of your couch. Look for reviews of the doctors you’re considering online. Use sites like certificationmatters.org, to check if your doctor is certified in the care you’re looking for. Sites like docboard.org can also tell you if there’s been any disciplinary actions or criminal charges filed against the physicians you’re thinking about.
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  8. Second Opinions are Valuable – Don’t hesitate to get a second opinion, especially in instances of surgery. It’s not insulting to the doctor. In fact, most expect it for major treatments. When cutting a board, you measure twice and cut once… why wouldn’t you get a second opinion for your health?

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