Picking a primary care physician (PCP) is one of the most important health decisions that you will make, at any age in life and often, it’s done without much thought or based solely off of insurance.

Nothing can really give you a feel for whether you’ve selected the right doctor like a face-to-face meeting. Treat your new PCP like a candidate for a job. Call an schedule an appointment/consultation. Make sure that you are comfortable with the office staff and with the physicians, nurses and assistants. Your PCP office should be trust worthy and reliable when it comes to managing your healthcare. Take into account other important factors such as ease of appointment scheduling and answering services.

Sharon Hospital is affiliated with Regional Healthcare Associates. The group covers Kent Primary Care, Sharon Primary Care and 4 other physician practices. Visit the website for more about the practices including specialties, office locations and contact information.