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Finding the Right Doctor for You

What are important things to consider when searching for a new doctor?

  1. Alafia (Peace) Oriana.Cardin Thank you for reaching out with your question. I would suggest you ask others in your community for their opinions on their own provider's. I suggest you research whether your insurance works at which clinic or medical group, I would look up the doctors information, determine how far you want to travel, make sure you interview the provider. Make sure you have your list of questions to ask. I hope this gives you some direction. Khafre ( Team Member)

    1. Alafia (Peace) Have you had the opportunity to find a new doctor? I hope the suggestions I shared were helpful. Khafre ( Team Member)

      1. I absolutely love my doctor, but it took me a while to find her. Nowadays, I actually have two doctors who treat and are knowledgeable about HIV.
        When I was searching for my doctor, one of the most important things to me was having a doctor that was accessible. When I was diagnosed, I had AIDS and almost died from PCP pneumonia. The first doctor I had after my hospitalization was horrible to get in touch with and he traveled out of the country a lot. Due to how frequently I got sick and how quickly it would get bad, I needed a doctor that would be able to see me quickly.
        I also wanted a clinic that did the blood work in-house instead of sending me to a separate Quest or LabCorp location.
        I also think it is important that your doctor is compassionate and looks at all of your health issues, not just your HIV. There is so much more health wise for us.

        I really hope you have found a doctor that you like by now. Best wishes - Heather R (team member)

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