When shopping for a doctor, it's important that you get along with the support staff as well. Here's why.

Q: Why should I consider the office staff when choosing a doctor? A: Staff members are an integral part of the team for optimizing your health care. Appropriate ordering of diagnostic testing, laboratories and history and physicals are handled by the nurses, nurse assistants and consultants. Having a friendly staff can also make your experience a more pleasant one. In my personal practice, I consider my surgical staff “separate but continual links in the chain” to provide exceptional surgical care. —Dr. Stuart Linder, Sharecare.com expert, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon and author, The Beverly Hills Shape Go back to All the Answers, July 2013. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ALL THE ANSWERS ARCHIVES Brought to you by: Spry - Healthy Living and Wellness for Women