Seeing a new doctor is always just a little bit intimidating. One of the things people commonly cite as being so nerve wracking is that they just don’t know how much their doctor will care. After all, you want your doctor to be the type of person who takes the time to listen to you and genuinely cares about your wellbeing. When you visit a primary care physician at Medics USA, that’s exactly what you get.
Whether you’re new to Falls Church, Ashburn, or D.C. and you’re in need of a new primary care doctor or you’ve been in the area for ages, but it’s time for you to look for someone else to treat you, the team at Medics USA is here to help. That’s why in today’s blog we’ll take a look at a few things we think everyone should look for in a doctor. One quick note–we meet all of these qualifications, making us the perfect choice for anyone in our neck on the woods, but more about that later!
Your New Primary Care Provider Should Be…
One of the things that makes a doctor special is that he or she knows how to be friendly with patients. It might seem like a small thing on the surface, but when you’re not feeling well and you’re trying to get to the bottom of your health issues, having someone who is friendly with you can make all of the difference in the world. Of course this is true of a lot of things in life–you want your mechanic, your boss, and your neighbor to be friendly too. But there’s something that is unique about having a doctor who is friendly with you that helps to put patients at ease.
Consider for a moment how you’d like to be greeted by your doctor. Would you rather have someone rush into the room, seem distracted, and then breeze through your appointment in an effort to get to the next patient as quickly as possible? Or would you prefer someone who walks into the room, greets you with a smile, and puts you at ease even in the middle of a situation that you might find stressful? The latter works better every single time.
Let’s return to the scenario of the doctor who quickly arrives to an appointment and does everything he or she can to simply get through your appointment as quickly as they can. Chances are that that doctor isn’t truly listening to you. Sure, he or she might technically do the job that is being asked of them in visiting with a patient, but the truth is that it just makes so much more of a difference when a patient actually feels heard.
You see, we believe that a great doctor will always provide you with their undivided attention. It can be the difference between getting you the help you need right away and another trip in after all. Having a doctor who is attentive to your needs and actually takes the time to listen to your issues and have a conversation with you can make all the difference and the world and it can even be the difference between a patient who leaves feeling better and one who has to continue searching for answers. Mark us down as being fans of the former.
First and foremost, you want to actually be able to rely on your doctor to help you. That is the reason you came in for a visit after all! A helpful doctor is one who takes all of the information you are able to provide into consideration and then does a little checking him or herself to see what other facts can be gathered. In other words, you want to find a doctor who is helpful at every stage of the way and who not only listens and then pulls out a pen and paper to write a prescription, but one who takes the necessary steps to see what options are available to you.
When it comes down to it, would you rather take a pill to treat an issue or add magnesium to your diet and go on a twenty minute walk each day? If the end results are that the reason you came in has been treated, it’s up to you entirely, but wouldn’t you rather know as much as you can about the options that are available to you? We think that you deserve to have as much information as you can about what your doctor is thinking and a helpful doctor will always seek to arm you with the knowledge you need to make your choice.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re in need of a great primary care physician, look no further than Medics USA. With medical clinics in Falls Church, Ashburn, and Washington, D.C., we are here to meet any needs that come our way. When you need to find a doctor who is friendly, attentive, and helpful, your search begins and ends at Medics USA.
Our goal is always to go above and beyond for our patients and we’d invite you to put us to the test. Now that you know what to look for in a doctor, we think you’ll find it at one of our locations where we strive to make sure our patients have access to the best team in the business. Whether it’s a nurse, a receptionist, or yes, even a doctor, you can count on being treated well each and every step of the way. When you’re not feeling well, you deserve to know that you have a team you can trust to take great care of you. We are that team.
Why not schedule an appointment today? Whether it’s a physical exam, a sore neck, or something else entirely, we’re here to help. Feel free to contact us online today to get started or give us a call directly at the location nearest to you. We look forward to hearing from you!