What is the strategy you use to find a good / appropriate doctor?
The current ones I know are:
- Mouth to mouth
- Reading online reviews
Randomness gives... random results.
Mouth to mouth is not necessarily better because often the friend/family that consulted has not much legitimity to evaluate how effective the doctor was. Often they will judge more the relationship to their doctor that the performance of the doctor. It may be appropriate for certain people but in my case I just expect the doctor to be good, kindness is just a bonus.
Reading online reviews: there's often not much available and it compares to mouth to mounth. Sometimes the doctor has a website and will display his show his research papers but it's usually not the case, and when it's the case that doctor is often expensive and unbookable before 6 months.
My personal case
I don't have any condition that will make me die in the very short term. I have mostly conditions I'd like fixed and that can greatly improve my life. I won't go into details publicly but think about that kind of conditions: stress, anxiety, addiction, sleep, diabete, hormonal problem, obesity...
I am somehow frightened to go to an experienced but passionless doctor that relies on what he learnt at school 30 years ago at school without updating itself at all.
I don't expect my doctor to give me only a diagnostic and pills, I expect him to explain me in a quantified way how my own body work, so that I can adapt my lifestyle I'm a big fan of the ideas behind Quantified-Self. I think we all have a different body and DNA, and we should all take the time to understand how our own body work. I would like my doctor to be ok with self experiments. I would like him to design meaningful lifestyle change tests and take quantified measures of the results, like blood tests.
So I'd like to know, if you were in my position, how would you search the the appropriate doctor?