4 Tips for Finding the Right Specialist to Treat Your Pain

Posted on April 6th, 2016 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

Pain Management Fairfield | Milford

When it comes to issues as important as your health, you want to make sure you are putting your trust in good hands. Finding the right doctor is the difference between relieving your chronic pain and continuing to suffer for years to come.

Use these four tips to find the right specialist in your area to treat your pain:

  • Ask family, friends, and neighbors. What better place to start your search than by asking those closest to you? Reach out to friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to see if they can recommend you to a pain specialist they have used before.

  • Inquire with your primary physician. Talk to your primary care doctor about your pain and see if they can refer you to a qualified specialist in the area. Chances are they know somebody in the field, and they would be more than happy to point you in their direction.

  • Don’t be afraid to use online resources. We live in a world where all the information we need is available at our fingertips. Don’t be afraid to use it. A quick Google search for “[body part] specialists near me” will yield thousands of results, and online databases such as Yelp, Zocdoc, and HealthGrades exist for this exact purpose.

  • Interview your candidates. If you’ve got a list of potential doctors you might want to see, don’t be afraid to call their office and ask them questions. Inquiring about treatment options and procedures can help you separate the best from the not-so-qualified.

If you live in Fairfield County, finding a specialist to treat your pain is as easy as calling OSG. As southern Connecticut’s largest and most experienced orthopedic care facility, we are fully equipped to treat virtually every bone and joint in your body. Visit our website for more information or give us a call at (203) 337-2600.