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The New Rules for Finding a Doctor

July 28, 2021

From the nextavenue website

How the pandemic has changed things for patients and physicians

Barbara Allan, 73, who lives and works in in south Florida, has switched primary care physicians at least four times in the last 15 years, most recently in February. After a conversation with a family member about her health care needs, the owner of the SRA Research Group market research firm decided, “I want someone paying attention, doing what’s best for me and asking questions.”

She also wanted a physician who valued her time. At one practice, Allan said, she was invited to leave after questioning a 90-minute wait for a scheduled appointment. 

COVID-19 brought delayed medical appointments and introductions to telehealth. But now as Americans’ lives may be returning to a new normal and some people may be relocating, many will be looking for new physicians, as Allan is. 

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