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Five things to consider when selecting a primary care physician

A primary care physician (PCP) is a go-to doctor for non-emergency situations.  He or she can also be your family doctor. The PCP is someone who not only helps you with treatment but also helps in preventative care and shares tips on leading a healthy lifestyle.  The PCP is also familiar with your medical history and is aware of the common medical problems in your family.

The primary care physician is the one who performs the patient and his family’s annual health checks, conducts screenings and performs vaccinations. Thus, this person is someone with whom you have a long-term professional relationship, ranging from many years to an entire lifetime.

Here are five things to consider when you look out for a primary care physician:

  1. What kind of doctor are you looking for – Even within the realm of primary care, there are different types of doctors that you can choose depending on your individual need as a person.  For instance, there are doctors who are specialized in child healthcare known as paediatricians; there are physicians who are expert in treating older patients, also known as geriatricians; OB/GYN doctors who are specialized in women’s health; etc. Then, there are family doctors that address a wide range of health issues, for any age.
  2. Which care provider falls under your cashless insurance plan – A smart thing would be to look for a primary care provider who falls under the cashless scheme of your health insurance. Health insurance plans have two components, the reimbursement method, and cashless method. In the first, you have to pay medical expenses in case of hospital admission and then claim reimbursement. In the cashless scheme, you do not have to pay anything out of your pocket.
  3. How good is the doctor’s office? – Find out how the doctor’s office is, the amenities, the office hours, distance from your home and office. Gauge how friendly and polite the staff is.
  4. The attitude of the doctor – This is one of the most important factors that can make you avail the doctor’s years for years to come. How good is the doctor when it comes to communicating with you or the other patients? Does the doctor have a good tie-up with good diagnostic services or laboratory testing centers?  Is he or she patient, open-minded, friendly and a good listener? How accessible is he through different modes of communication? Is he or she able to answer basic queries through a phone call? Is he or she the type you can call at 11 PM to ask if you can take another alternative to the prescribed medication? Does the doctor merely dole medications or answer all your health concerns and give information on how a particular medication can work to your advantage? Can the doctor refer you to other specialized doctors based on the condition of your case?
  5. How does the doctor rank on referrals? What do people in your neighbourhood, friends, and colleagues have to say about the doctor? Nowadays, there are many review sites that give information and feedback on the doctor and his services. You can use these tips to choose the right type of primary care physician for you.

A good primary care physician will insist you to go for diagnostic tests once a year, at least.  He or she will educate you on getting a blood testurine test, etc. done. He or she will educate you on the importance of diabetic screening and other such laboratory tests.  Contact a diagnostic service center to get a comprehensive health check-up.

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Patient Testimonials

“Finding the best place for a diagnostic test is as important as consulting the best doctor. The Apollo name was what guided me to Apollo Diagnostics and I am indeed glad that I came here. From attending us on time to sample collection, everything flowed so smoothly. I was particularly impressed by the hygiene. It was definitely a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the good work!”

Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Ms. T. Jaya, Nakkalagutta, Hanmakonda

“I must say Apollo Diagnostics places a great value on time and patient comfort! I am a fan of their home collection service which is not only on time and technically sound, but the hygiene and cordiality of the visiting technician is also commendable. Hats off! I’ll continue to recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Mr. B. Pochaiah, Mallikarjuna Nagar Colony, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I have always had a great experience with Apollo Diagnostics. The calls are unfailingly answered. The scheduled appointment is kept to the minute. The phlebotomist is well-trained in both technique and putting the patient at ease. Apollo Diagnostics undoubtedly delivers value for money. They will always be my top option for all the diagnostic needs of my family.”

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Jena, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

Mr. Arif Ameer, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

“Apollo Diagnostics came highly recommended by my friends. I was particularly impressed by their cordiality, time management and process competence. Another must mention is the hygiene factor that is impeccable. Given the quality delivered, this is certainly a value for money experience. Thanks a lot Apollo Diagnostics…keep up the great work!”

Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

Ms. Vimala, Hanmakonda

“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

Ms. G. Jyothi, Warangal