How to Tell if Your Doctor is Right for You

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You would never compromise when it comes to your health, so make sure your doctor measures up. A doctor can have quite a bit of influence on a woman’s life, so look for one with the following characteristics.

Superb Doctors are Encouraging
Health issues aren’t always easy to discuss, and a good doctor speaks to you in an understanding and encouraging way.

A great doctor can change the mood of the conversation into one that gives you hope that you have the power to change things for the better. You should leave your appointments feeling confident that you play an active role in your treatment.  An effective doctor will empower you to make a difference.

Excellent Doctors Are Up To Date
As a patient, you expect your doctor to be informed about the latest research and treatment options.  Choose a doctor who can explain all of the options with expertise.  They should be able to answer your questions confidently, but also point you to resources where you can learn more.

Great Doctors are Respectful
Because of the power of the internet, many patients are now arriving at appointments prepared to discuss a variety of options and topics.

A good doctor can balance medical expertise with respect for the patient and everything they may bring to the table. Your doctor should spend time getting to know you and about your life outside of the examination room.

When a doctor takes the time to respect you and your needs, they can make the best suggestions for your treatment or any changes in lifestyle.

At Pacific Women’s Center, we are devoted to providing our patients with the best care in the Eugene and Springfield area. Our doctors are respected throughout Oregon and have strong ties to the Eugene community. Talk with us about scheduling an appointment and start a healthy and effective relationship with your doctor! Give us a call at 541-342-8616 and let’s get started.