The Medicare Enrollment Period has come to a close. Medicare recipients now own the plan they selected (or didn’t select) until next season. However, did you know that you are not stuck with your primary care physician like you are with your Medicare plan?
If you have buyer’s (doctor’s) remorse you can change your primary care doctor anytime throughout the year. The following information will help you determine if you have selected the right patient centered medical home
and doctor for your current medical needs.
When choosing your primary care physician
you want to make sure they have a strong understanding of all types of health issues and are able to quickly assess the problem and deliver the best possible treatment. It is important to make sure that the doctor and medical practice you select accepts the Medicare plan you have selected.
Medical practices are getting busier and busier. It’s taking longer and longer to schedule an appointment to many practices especially to see a specialist. It is vital to select a family medicine practice that has multiple doctors and specialis
t on staff, which communicate and work together towards your needs.
When you meet with the primary care doctor
, you need to get the impression that they’re really listening to your problems. Too many doctors have gotten into the habit of giving files a quick glance and not really listening to the patient’s problems. Don’t be afraid to get a little vocal if you get the impression you’re being ignored. Don’t leave the office until all of your questions have been answered. If you frequently have trouble communicating with your family doctor, it’s time to look for another physician.
Best Doctors Coordinating Your Care
At Family Physicians Group
, our focus on caring about your total wellness makes the difference. Together, we work to identify and deliver the best course of treatment and prevention for you. It’s like getting a second, third and fourth opinion every time you come in for care. Working as a team, with you and your family, your Family Physicians Group primary care provider and specialists guide you through your personalized health care plan and offer their support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our physicians and offices are accredited in the area of disease management and we are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home
. We feature over 25 locations across the Orlando area and Central Florida
, giving you easy access to the care you need. Many of our facilities feature 24-hour availability, extended hours and Saturday care, letting you get the vital care you need no matter how busy your schedule.