male physician with patientMost of us have thought about changing doctors at one point or another, but research has shown that staying with the same doctor can benefit you in the long run.

That’s because patients who remain with the same physician tend to receive more consistent health care than those who change frequently. As time goes on, a doctor becomes more familiar with your ailments, medical history, and overall health. Your doctor is then able to make better decisions that can have a positive impact on your health. This is especially true if you have a lengthy medical record.

 The same is not always true when you first begin seeing a new doctor. Your new healthcare professional has a lot to learn about you and your medical history. That means it’s likely some important information may be overlooked in your initial appointment. While some of these items may seem minimal at the time, they may end up having an impact on your future health.

One other item to consider is AARP has reported that seeing the same doctor year-after-year can actually help you live longer than those who switch doctors frequently (and who doesn’t want that?).

If you have questions about the level of care you’re receiving, it’s okay to seek a second opinion. But that doesn’t mean you should immediately switch doctors completely.

Learn how Embassy Healthcare can help you with your healthcare needs by calling us at 888-975-1379 or contact us online.