When you need a new doctor, it can be helpful to ask friends and co-workers for recommendations. But what's just as important? Writing down what you want in a physician—what your goals and values are when it comes to your long-term health.
Leslie and Dallas internist Dr. Carrie Carter recently sat down to talk docs with Russ McCaskey, host of Plugged in to DFW, a CBS talk show in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In their segment, Dr. Carter shares ways for patients to be better prepared when first meeting a potential new doctor and why chemistry is so important.
And Leslie reveals tips on finding and connecting with the right primary care physician, including the four things that should be on your PCP wish list.
Watch the segment now on DFW for helpful ideas on how to connect with your primary care physician.
Already have a great internist and want to improve the relationship? Check out Leslie's "7 Must-Ask Questions for Your Doctor." More great advice about, and from, internists can also be found in Section I of The Patient's Playbook.