What’s the most stressful thing about moving to a new city? Is it finding housing? Making friends? Figuring out how to get to work? All of these things can be stressful, but among the top five has to be finding new doctors. This blog post aims to make the process easier for you. Below we have listed 4 factors which we believe are important when choosing your next primary care doctors:
1. In your insurance network
First, check with your insurance provider to get a list of doctors who are practicing in network in your area. It’s not worth the hassle of asking for recommendations from friends or at work if you find out later that your doctor isn’t covered. When you have a list, start asking around for personal experiences, and call the clinic to ensure that your plan is covered. If you don’t have insurance, then it’s necessary to look for clinics with reasonable self-pay rates. First Care takes most insurances, plus we also have favorable self-pay rates.
2. Wide range of services
Maybe you have moved as a single person and you need an annual check-up for work or school. Maybe you’ve moved as part of a family and you need coverage for your, your partner and your kids. Maybe you moved in retirement and you need someone who specializes in geriatric medicine. It is important to find a primary care doctor who meets your needs. First Care’s primary care physicians in Naples cover all aspects of family medicine.
Let’s suppose that you get a recommendation and the clinic is in network. You call and the next available appointment is 2 weeks away. Is that what you want in your doctor? Doctors should be available when you need them. Having a clinic in Naples like First Care which provides both primary care and urgent care is an excellent option, since it means you can visit anytime for urgent matters, but those visits will be filed into your patient file, which makes it easy to follow up with your primary care doctor at your next visit.
You’ve found a place and you’ve registered your kids for school. You want to find a doctor who is nearby – not one who requires a cross-town trip in traffic just to make your appointment. For Naples and outlying suburb residents, we are located just off I-75 on Radio Road, which makes for easy access from every part of the city.
Moving can be stressful, but finding a doctor doesn’t have to be. In Naples, the answer is easy: First Care. If you have recently moved and you’re looking for Naples primary care, check out what we offer and schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!