How to Find a Doctor
This article originally appeared on LearnVest.com.
Being responsible with your money isn’t just about savings accounts and higher salaries—it’s also about thinking ahead. Going to the doctor for regular checkups will almost certainly save you money in the long run (to say nothing about the physical and emotional savings).
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the nation would save $67 billion if every American used a primary care physician.
But…going to the doctor requires actually having a doctor. In an ideal world, you’d even like your doctor. We still find that referrals from a friend, family member, or coworker are best when looking for a physician we’ll like. Sometimes, we ask other doctors we respect for their referrals, since they’re likely to suggest other smart, competent colleagues.