DURHAM, N.C. — You’ve got to find one to be a real physician.
That means you have to find out what your family doctor and the rest of the community thinks about you.
You have to make a commitment to being a good neighbor and being open with the community about your medical care and the quality of care you get.
And you have have to know your medicine is not just for the wealthy.
It’s for everybody.
If you’re sick, or are in the middle of a life-threatening illness, the first thing you should do is talk to your family physician.
If your family doctors have other options, that’s when you should make that decision.
The most important thing is that you get the right care for yourself and your family.
So, if you want to know the real story of how your family has been affected by this coronavirus pandemic, here are three ways to get the best care for your own family.
Take time to ask your doctor for the latest information.
There’s been a lot of focus lately on what your doctor is telling you about your health.
That’s great, but it’s not enough.
Ask your doctor about the latest research, the latest data, the most recent data available, and get to know who you’re talking to.
And if your family is the one who gets the most questions, ask them how they can better serve you.
Get a referral to a trusted physician.
If your family does not have a physician in-network, there are resources available for people to make referrals to other providers.
If you have any questions about your insurance plan, ask your health plan if they have a referral tool or a resource that can help you.
Take your doctor’s advice about your family’s medical needs seriously.
If a doctor has said that your family should have a mammogram or have a colonoscopy, that might not be the best decision for you.
In the past, many doctors had very negative opinions of women who had certain health conditions or who had an eating disorder, but now many doctors have positive opinions about healthy people.
And if you are in a relationship, your doctor will likely say that you should have some testing done.
But if you’re having an affair or a history of domestic violence, your family will likely not recommend you get an ultrasound.
We are not saying that every family member should have this information.
But we want you to make an informed decision and be open to hearing what your physician says.