Diabetes Networking: Finding the Right Doctor

Networking: we all do it to enhance our careers or our business. We might network to find romance or – if moving to a new
– to find new friends. For our children, we network to find
the best schools or clubs. We utilize friends and colleagues, our
communities, neighborhood associations, church/temple congregations, and
even alumni associations to find critical information which helps us
determine what to do or where to go for the very best… whatever that
might be.

But do we use the same skill to prioritize diabetes professional care? The Internet has changed how we gather information. Most of us are comfortable enough to
form an opinion about new test strips, pumps, creams for dry skin and so
on when we read about product benefits and risks, but getting a doctor referral is different. Furthermore, new medicines and innovative
technologies are meaningless without a capable doctor. It's a necessary link.

How does networking help us find a good doctor or make a change when we aren’t happy with our current care?

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Comment by Pauly on May 31, 2010 at 3:38am
I have looked at some of these rating sites for Medical Professionals and I still have relied on word of mouth from people I know and I trust. For instance I have found Doctors from friends who do not have the best bedside manner but are excellent practitioners and have gone to them for that reason. But yes I do look at these ratings from time to time to get a general sense of the person I am dealing with.


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