How To Choose A Doctor

Finding the perfect doctor doesn’t need to be a daunting task, according to five doctors interviewed by New York Magazine. Like kids to an ice cream truck, the best doctors flow to the best hospitals. When in doubt, look for your local teaching hospital. If you have a particular malady that calls for a specialist, check the hospital department’s website for a list of potential doctors and start checking credentials. Referrals from friends and colleagues can also help, especially when it’s time to make an appointment.

It’s all about who referred you. If you don’t have someone who referred you to them, then you’re sort of in the general pool with everybody else. The second most important factor is what insurance you have. Doctors will pick.

How did you find your doctor? Tell us in the comments. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

What’s Up, Docs? [New York Magazine]