Looking for good primary care physicians in Chicago can be daunting. It’s not just about picking a name from a list. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. A primary care doctor and their team offer essential non-emergency medical care. Whether in the Windy City or elsewhere, a good primary care physician ensures top-notch treatment with compassion and dedication.

These 6 tips can be of help in making the right decision when it comes to choosing the Primary Care Provider for you and your loved ones. 

Convenience of Location

  • Primary care needs are just that, routine. These include annual wellness visits, vaccinations, treatment for common ailments, allergies and asthma, chronic condition management, and preventive care. So the medical offices of your primary care physicians in Chicago must be conveniently located from your home. Our office is conveniently located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago servicing the nearby neighborhoods of Des Plaines, Norwood,  Niles, Franklin Park, and Prospect Heights. Of course, you have plenty of choices so you should look at what works for you. 

Insurance coverage

  • You must verify by either calling the office or visiting the insurance page on the website to confirm that they accept your insurance carrier. Most physician offices and medical practices accept a wide range of insurances, so it is always advisable to check the specifics of your coverage. This can help avoid any last-minute surprises or unexpected bills. 

Medical services

  • While it seems obvious, it is still good to remind ourselves to check for the medical services that the doctor’s office provides. You can easily find them on the website (ours are listed here) or by calling the office. It is important to review medical services, treatments, examinations, and related services offered at that particular office. The broader the range of services, children to adult, routine to specialized, diagnosis to testing; the better your experience is likely to be as more of your needs can be met. Knowing what referral and admission privileges your PCP has can also be useful in case you ever need specialized care.

Read up on them

  • You have found a few options and are feeling good about it. Don’t stop there. Go ahead and read up on them – look for Google reviews by current and past patients, and view their social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to get a better sense for the medical staff and the doctors. You should review their website to understand their practice philosophy to make sure you align with it. At Healwell, we believe in compassionate care. Call us or book an appointment to learn more about it.

Trusting Relationship

  • Your primary care provider should be someone you trust and are willing to build a collaborative relationship with. They will be your first resource when navigating your planned wellness checks and also any unforeseen health complications. You want to make sure that you feel comfortable expressing your needs and empowered to discuss your medical questions with the staff. 

Hours of Availability

  • The PCP you choose must be available on a schedule that works for you. You want to make sure that you can schedule visits at a time that work for you. It is also a good idea to know your options for after-hours support if it is important to you.

Your health is important to you and we are here to help you on your journey to a healthier you. If you are in the Windy City, please do not hesitate to call us or contact us with any questions.