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How To Choose A Specialist

Step 6. Interview The Specialist

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Yes, specialists do interview.

During this initial visit you may choose to simply interview the specialist or you may choose to have a complete physical examination in addition to the interview process -- particularly if the doctor charges for the visit. While we wish we could say that the specialist will give you an interview session for free, the odds are you will be charged for the interview (or it will be covered under your managed care plan.) If you will be charged, you may as well be examined at the same time. If you decide to combine the two, read How To Work Most Effectively With Your Doctor, to make the most of your time together.

When you schedule the appointment, let the person who makes the appointments know you will need enough time to ask questions as well as to have the examination.

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