So, Your Doctor Is Retiring.

So, Your Doctor Is Retiring.Your family doctor is retiring. That means you will need to find a new doctor for you and your family to visit. This can be a difficult decision, because chances are there are many options available and your family’s health is at stake. Thankfully, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that you find the best doctor, and that they are prepared to provide top-notch care.

  1. Ask for referrals for a new doctor.
  2. Since you are likely parting on good terms with your retiring doctor, it is appropriate to ask for referrals. Your old doctor will likely have a list of nearby doctors that are taking on new patients, or they themselves will be selling their practice to a new doctor. It is important to note that you do not have to stay on with the new doctor, if you’d like to look elsewhere.

  3. Look into a few different doctors.
  4. After receiving information about possible doctors to transfer to, you should do some research of your own. Look into the list of doctor’s that your current physician provided, and possibly even look into additional doctors if you’ve heard good things from friends and relatives. It is important to read some reviews – both the good and bad – to see if a doctor might be a good fit. Also, make sure that the new doctor will take your insurance. If not, you’ll want to keep looking.

  5. Obtain a copy of your medical records.
  6. Before your current physician officially retires, you should try to obtain a copy of your medical records. You are guaranteed access to these files, which are essentially a documentation of your medical history, through the HIPAA requirements. However, when retiring, your doctor might transfer files to a storage facility, or eventually shred them when enough time has elapsed. Your new doctor will definitely want a copy of these records so that they can get to know you and make informed decisions about your health.

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If you need a copy of your medical records, but you missed the chance before your doctor slipped away gracefully into retirement, Certified Field Agent can help! We have been in the document retrieval industry since 1993 and have created a network of Certified Field Agents to help locate and obtain copies of your medical records. With over 31 years of experience in the business, you can rest assured that Certified Field Agent will get the job done in a timely and effective manner. Don’t wait until your files are gone, give us a call today at 714-632-3480, or submit an email inquiry to info@datafied.com. We will be happy to locate your documents for you and ensure that you and your family will continue receiving the best medical care possible.