Selecting a Medical Practitioner
What to Look When Selecting a Medical Practitioner
If you’re looking for a complementary health practitioner to help treat a medical problem, it is important to be as careful and thorough in your search when looking for complementary or alternative practioner.
In our directory we have a wide variety of medical , complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. If you know some one who is good , please go ahead and book the appointment.
- If you don’t know the names of relaible practitioners in your area, you can inquire from your family doctor or other health care providers. We don’t specifically recommend any particular practioner from our organisation but can give some names if you need. We take no responsibility for their practice , you need to directly discuss with them your need and thier offers of services.
- Find out as much as you can about any potential practitioner, including education, training, licensing, and certifications.The credentials required for complementary health practitioners vary tremendously in different places and disciplines.
- Find out whether the practitioner is willing to work with your conventional health care providers and family doctor or hospital doctors. This will help safe, coordinated care. It is important that you get holistic care and all of the professionals involved in your health communicate and coordinate.
- Ask directly about experience of the practioner regarding your specific condition. You might have to book one appointment to explain your health conditions to the practitioner, and find out about the practitioner’s training and experience in working with people who have your conditions. You should choose a practitioner who understands how to work with people with your specific needs, even if general well-being is your goal. Remember that health conditions can affect the safety of complementary approaches; for example, if you have high blood pressure or glaucoma, some yoga poses may not be safe for you.
Be clear abour your responsibility to pay – don’t assume that your health insurance will cover the practitioner’s services. If you are in UK , not all complementary therapy is covered by NHS. You need a referral from GP. In many other countries there is list of conditions that are covered . Contact your health insurance provider and ask. Insurance plans differ greatly in what complementary health approaches they cover, and even if they cover a particular approach, restrictions may apply.
Tell all your health care providers about the complementary approaches you use and about all practitioners who are treating you. Keeping your health care providers fully informed helps you to stay in control and effectively manage your health. Some alternative and complementary practices may need temporary stopping or modification of traditional medicines.
You are responsible for your health and choose what serves your individual circumstance best.
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