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Tips for Selecting the Best Doctor for Your Family
Tips for Selecting the Best Doctor for Your Family
December 05/2022

Tips for Selecting the Best Doctor for Your Family

Whether you just moved to a new place or have decided on finding new primary care doctors, the process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, we can break things down into simpler, easy-to-digest pieces of advice. In this article brought to you by Southern Maryland Medical Group, we will offer our tips on selecting the best primary care doctor or primary care clinic for your family. Residents in the southern Maryland area are always welcome to call Southern Maryland Medical Group to schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also welcomed at any of the three medical clinics in the area.

Ask Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Colleagues

Get a good survey by asking family, close friends and neighbors, and colleagues about their recommendations. Do they have any primary care doctors on their no-go list? What did they like about the doctor? What didn’t they like? After all, what bothers one person might not be a big deal for another. Similarly, a quick highlight for one client could be a make-or-break point for someone else. Still, your close ones can give you a better tailored answer because they know you and your tendencies.

See What the Online Community Has to Say

Once you’ve got a list of recommendations, you can head to the internet and see their reputation. Read several reviews of varying ratings if possible, noting that some reviews could be acts of spite and others may be flattery. You might find reviews that eliminate some options on your list, and some reviews that make a stronger case for other choices. This research could even lead you to new options.

Check their Website

You can learn a lot by looking at a website. Of course, there are announcements, basic information, and other features. On a deeper level, a website is practically the “virtual office” and a representation of the company. First impressions matter, and a reputable clinic, hospital, or practice will invest in their brand and appearance. A professional website is also an indication that the clinic or facility is serious about virtual security and patient information.

Give Them a Call – Or Visit!

If you have scratched off a number of options on your list and you are down to a few, then it is probably time to hear the voices behind the high praise, positive reviews, and memorable website. Prepare some questions you would like to ask, then grab your phone and give them a call. Most clinics and practices are even happy to have you visit in person! There are no obligations. You can always drop in and ask questions.

Go with Your Gut

You have to trust your primary care doctor and clinic, so make sure to choose the ones you feel most comfortable with. At the end of the day, it is YOU who makes the decision. Go with your gut and always have faith in your best judgment.

Consider Southern Maryland Medical Group

We hope you’ve gained some insight and look forward to hearing from you. Call Southern Maryland Medical Group at any time of the day to speak with a friendly team member. We have three clinics serving southern Maryland.

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