Choosing a Neurologist That’s Right for You
Whether you are referred or are personally seeking a neurologist, finding the one that works best with you is important. Neurologists specialize in understanding the nervous system and its parts, including the brain and spinal cord. There are many reasons why you may need to see a neurologist. Constant headaches, loss of sensation in parts of the body, issues with vision, and memory loss are examples of reasons for visiting a neurologist.
Five Tips for Choosing a Neurologist
- Recommendations & Referrals: Speak with your doctor and look for neurologists in your area. Once you’ve gathered a list of names, you can ask for your doctor’s personal recommendations and their referral to a neurologist.
- Experience & Credentials: Research the neurologists in your area and their experience and credentials. How long have they been practicing? What hospitals have they worked in, or how long have they worked at their private practice? You should also consider patient reviews.
- Hospital Quality: The hospital your doctor works in is tied to the quality of care you will likely receive. Where the hospital is located can also play a role in the frequency of your care.
- Communication: If you can, set up a consultation to meet the neurologist you would like to work with. This way, you can get a better understanding of their personality and how they talk with you. This is a part of realizing if you are comfortable enough to entrust your wellbeing and health concerns with that doctor. The relationship you have with your doctor can impact your quality of care.
- Insurance Coverage: Lastly, finances and insurance can determine the neurologist you choose to see. Although this might leave you with fewer choices, you should still consider the other tips before making a final decision.
Contact Olean Medical Group Today
Olean Medical Group has neurology specialists that can help with health concerns related to the nervous system. Contact us today to set up a consultation or schedule an appointment with our neurologists.