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ABCs of Finding a Physician

If you’re in search of a primary care provider to meet your individual health care needs, keep your eye out for these three qualities:

• Available — Choose a physician with a convenient location and office hours that match your needs.

• Balanced — Seek a specialist who is both abreast of scientific trends and evidence-based medicine while committed to creating a close bond with his or her patient.

• Credible — Look up a prospective physician’s board certifications and training.

“A woman should find a physician she can trust,” says Jean Paicurich, M.D., OB/GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville. “Forging a close bond is important, as this specialist will likely be around when a woman gets married, plans a family and throughout other stages in her life.”

For help finding a physician on the medical staff at a Texas Health hospital, visit TexasHealth.org/FindAPhysician or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

(Summer 2012)

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