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How to Find an Experienced Primary Care Physician
How to Find an Experienced Primary Care Physician
December 05/2022

How to Find an Experienced Primary Care Physician

Your health should be your number one priority in this world and finding reliable primary care physicians is key. Unfortunately, finding a dependable primary care doctor can be difficult. The good news is that there is a science to it. In this brief article brought to you by Southern Maryland Medical Group, we will offer some tips on choosing primary care doctors. If you would like to learn more about our primary care physicians, you can explore our webpage or visit one of our three locations in person. Our courteous staff and friendly physicians are always happy to meet you.

Look for “In-Network” Physicians

If you trust your insurance provider, then you can trust the physicians in their network. Most health insurance policies have discounted rates when working with certain doctors, clinics, and hospitals in your area. This means paying less out of pocket. To be fair, “out-of-network” physicians are not necessarily bad but selecting them could mean paying more for similar medical services.

Learn About Their Expertise

It is no secret that there are many types of doctors, from general practice physicians to specialized ones like surgeons and radiologists. So, make sure to choose the right TYPE of doctor. Going to an internationally recognized brain surgeon is not going to bring you much value if you need a mole removal or something unrelated, for example.
Similarly, there are different types of doctors that will be identified as a primary care physician. These are typically family practice physicians, general practice physicians, and internal medicine physicians. Do some research on these and figure out which is best for your needs.
Southern Maryland Medical Group is happy to help you choose the right type of primary care physician in the Southern Maryland region. Call us any time to speak with a friendly representative.

Visit the Doctor, Virtually or Physically

In today’s world, a website is practically a necessity for successful professionals and businesses. A reputable physician, clinic, or hospital will have a user-friendly website where you can gather information about the organization, facility, and physicians. Explore the website to learn more about the doctor and their credentials. You can even visit the doctor in person to learn more.
Southern Maryland Medical Group, for example, has a webpage dedicated to introducing our talented and passionate team of physicians and medical care providers. 

Ask Friends, Co-workers and Family

If you have recently moved to a new location and need a new physician, then ask friends, co-workers, and family in the area for referrals. You can even ask your current or previous primary care doctor for recommendations. Take note of doctors and physicians to AVOID as well. A smart person learns from their mistakes, and wise person learns from the mistakes of others.

Get to Know Our Physicians

Southern Maryland Medical Group is proud to have a passionate and talented team of physicians and healthcare providers. Explore our website, give us a call, or visit one of our three locations to get to know our team. We are always happy to have you.

Our Locations

Southern Maryland Medical Group has 3 convenient locations to provide professional medical care services in the Southern Maryland area. Call or schedule an appointment with one of our locations to get medical care help. 

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Camp Springs, MD

5801 Allentown Road, Suite 400 Camp Spring, MD 20746

Phone: 301-868- 0150

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-868-0243

Greenbelt, MD

7500 Greenway Center, Dr #1200 Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 301-486-7580

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-486-7581

Riverdale, MD

6510 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 1400, Riverdale MD 20737

Phone: 301-618-0771

Billing Inquiries: 301-552-1270

Fax: 301-618-0772