Choosing the right doctor

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(CNN) – When it comes to our health, we all want the best doctors and the best care. Whether you’re looking to get a routine physical or seeking a specialist, searching through a list of doctors can be daunting.

Consider these tips when narrowing your selection:

Ask for referrals – Best place to start is with family, friends and even co-workers. Most people feel comfortable seeing a doctor that comes highly recommended. You can also ask another healthcare professional for their top choices.

Think about logistics – Proximity to your home or work is something else to keep in mind. If distance is an issue, consider finding a doctor that uses an online portal to communicate with their patients.

Visit the doctor – Nothing beats a face-to-face meeting. Don’t hesitate to set up a consult with a doctor to discuss your health needs or medical history.

Your physician should be someone you trust and feel 100 percent comfortable with.

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