Unless you’re managing conditions that require regular care from specific providers, your main medical contact is often your primary care physician and should be front and center. This is the one who can also call in necessary medication or point you or someone else in your life in the right direction if another specialist is required.
Then there are all of your other doctors, specialists, caretakers, and medical pros to round out your roster. Here’s a comprehensive list of possible doctors your family would need to know about:
Probable Main Contact: Primary Care Physician
- Infectious Disease Specialist
- Pharmacist (or drug store you use)
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, Throat)
- Plastic Surgeon
- Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
- Vascular Specialist
Add and organize all the doctors and medical professionals you currently see in your main contact list. Perhaps you’re currently suffering from a condition and haven’t taken the time to find a specialist and make an appointment or schedule an online consultation. Now’s the time to quit putting it off and reach out to your network to get whatever ails you taken care of. Or hit up Zocdoc, which is a helpful digital medical network, where you can find a local doctor with good reviews.