Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Rites of Passage

It's time for me to find a primary care doctor. I've gone 39 years without one; using walk-in clinics, Planned Parenthood, and Knoxville Breast Center to take care of the basics. I don't really get sick much.

I went 12 years without missing a day of work before I put a stick through my foot and had to have surgery two years ago.
But with the new panic attack development, I need to get on board and find someone who can help advise me on medications and treatment. And obviously I'm at an age where things need to be looked at more closely and more often.

But here's my dumb question; how do you go about this? Do you go around and "interview" doctors? Will they just sit down with you for a half an hour and let you kind of preview them? And if so, what kind of questions would you ask to determine whether he/she was the right doctor for you?

My husband is in the same boat, so we'd like for it to be someone we both like and who can address problems that each of us might have.
Any advice? Recommendations? Am I making too much of this?

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