12 Ways to Improve Your Family's Health
Oprah's resident MD, Mehmet Oz, shares his most effective tips for keeping your family healthy and happy.
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Pick the Right Doctor
It's going to take a bit of detective work. You don't want to settle for the doctor your coworker sees, or the closest office, or the first name you find in the insurance company's directory. Instead, get recommendations for a primary care doctor for you, your husband, and your kids. Also check out ABMS.org
, which lets you search board-certified physicians by name or medical specialty. And assuming you're not 25, you may want your doctor to be around your age or younger. That way you can have a physician for life, and that continuity is a big help in diagnosing and predicting problems as you age.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.