Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Choosing a doctor: inspect the merchandise

So, the doctor and I are chatting in the doctor's office. I'm here to check him or her out--to inspect the practice, to find out whether I'm comfortable with the way this doctor treats patients. (This is Part 3 of my series on "shopping for a doctor." If you're looking for part 1, click here.… Continue reading Choosing a doctor: inspect the merchandise

Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Choosing a doctor: visit the shop

When I shop for a doctor, I dress for the occasion--it’s a job interview. I’m the interviewer, and I want the interviewee to want the job. I’m offering an opportunity to be my personal health care consultant. (This is part 2 of a 3-part blog on choosing a doctor. You can read part one by… Continue reading Choosing a doctor: visit the shop

Choosing a doctor by Tracy Lee Karner
Years Ago

Choosing a Doctor: it’s personal

You're going to have to take your clothes off for your doctor. Hello! Choose someone you really like, okay? I’m really good at choosing doctors. I've managed, no matter where I have lived, to find a terrific primary care giver, and when I've needed a specialist (oh, about sixteen bazillion times in my life), I've… Continue reading Choosing a Doctor: it’s personal