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Six Tips for Choosing Your Doctor

Posted in General, Information, treatment on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 by Kelly - 2 Comments


We enjoy reading and watching Mark S. King’s chronicle of his life as a gay man in recovery living with HIV. It is a must read here.

Mark created a great video blog on Six Tips for Choosing Your HIV Doctor that everyone looking for or thinking of changing doctors should watch. I don’t think Mark will mind too much if I give you a preview on his most important tips:

  1. Interviewing a doctor is common and okay.
  2. Bring medical records and a summary.
  3. Find out the doctors credentials and education.
  4. Try to combine HIV and primary care.
  5. Check hospital privileges.
  6. Be sure you feel comfortable being honest.

Mark’s biggest advice is to not be afraid to ask questions about anything you think is important. It is absolutely okay to ask questions about a doctor’s background. If he/she doesn’t like your questions and gives you an attitude, get another doctor.

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2 Responses to “Six Tips for Choosing Your Doctor”

  • Mark S. King says:

    As always, I appreciate your support and the terrific resource you are providing, Kelly!

    Mark S. King

  • admin says:

    Hey Mark!
    I really enjoyed watching your video yesterday. Good choice with the shirt color, purple is my favorite color! :)
    There’s a few points, but there’s one that stuck out. The ADAP fundings programs that are being cut in certain states. So, we are going to follow up on that.
    Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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