Three Things To Look For In A Family Medicine Doctor

School is back in session and so are those pesky fall colds. Now is the time to find that perfect family medicine doctor for you and your family. Andrew Shahan, MD has the experience and expertise that every family looks for in a family medicine provider.

Three Things To Look For In A Family Medicine Doctor

School is back in session and so are those pesky fall colds. Now is the time to find that perfect family medicine doctor for you and your family. Andrew Shahan, MD has the experience and expertise that every family looks for in a family medicine provider. Here are three things to consider as you look for a family medicine doctor.

Accessible


Being accessible is one of the most important things to consider when looking for a family medicine doctor, and the word “accessible” can have different meanings. For instance, find a doctor that is accessible to your schedule and one who is not backed up for weeks, maybe even months in some cases. Consider the doctor’s location and look for a family medicine clinic that is easily accessible to where you live.

Another important aspect might refer to a language barrier. At Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, we provide on-site, full-time interpreters who speak many different languages and are accessible to all of our patients.

Finally, if there was an emergency, you wouldn’t want to worry about finding transportation to get access to the urgent care you need.

Bluestem Health in Lincoln, NE has five locations throughout the community to make it easier for patients to obtain services close to work and home. We are committed to being the leading resource for all patients in the Lincoln area.

  • Main Clinic – Located at 1021 N. 27th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Main Clinic offers comprehensive family medicine for all ages, general dentistry, behavioral health, addiction and substance use services, lab testing, and x-ray services.
  • Thompson Clinic – Located in Bryan Health’s West Medical Plaza at 2222 S. 16th St, Suite 435, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Thompson Clinic offers comprehensive family medicine services for all ages as well as laboratory services.
  • Kreshel Clinic – Located at 3100 N. 14th Street, Suite 201 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Kreshel Clinic offers the Belmont community family medicine, obstetric care, immunizations, contraceptive services, lab testing, x-rays, and more.
  • Health 360 – Located at 2301 O Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Health 360 Clinic, a partnership between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Bluestem Health, offers comprehensive family medicine for all ages, behavioral health, addiction and substance use services, pharmacy, lab testing, and dental hygiene services.
  • Piedmont Clinic – Located at Bryan Health East Medical Plaza, 1500 South 48th Street, Suite 412, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Piedmont Clinic offers comprehensive family medicine services for all ages, including laboratory services.
Approachable

We encourage our readers to not overlook how approachable a family medicine doctor is. Your family medicine doctor needs to be able to approach your whole family in a way that is compassionate and knowledgeable. If a family medicine doctor shares these characteristics your kids will most likely lose that fear of the unknown when walking into the clinic. When a child is comfortable with their doctor, they are more likely to be transparent with any medical issues that they are experiencing. At our Piedmont location, Dr. Shahan is thoughtful, straightforward, playful, and accommodating.

Complete a Quality Check


It’s 2020 and we now have the ability to essentially background check medical professionals through Google Reviews. If you are interested in a particular family medicine doctor for you and your family but you have only heard good things about said doctor, check out Google Reviews to read about what other families have commented about that doctor. This can also be helpful if you have something specific you need checked out because you can search the comments and reviews for whatever specific medical service you need. The quality of the care Dr. Shahan provides to our patients is very important and reading reviews can give helpful feedback.

“I would recommend Bluestem Health Clinic with no qualms.”

“Just had my annual check up. Everyone is so qualified and professional and my caregiver and her nurse are so kind and compassionate. In addition, I filled a prescription at their pharmacy and paid exactly one third of my normal cost.”

“Thumbs up all the way!”

To leave your review, go to Piedmont Clinic Reviews.

PIEDMONT CLINIC REVIEWS

If you are looking for a thoughtful, experienced, and easy-to-talk-to family medicine doctor, schedule a time to meet with Dr. Andrew Shahan at our Piedmont Clinic location, 1500 S. 48th St, Suite 412, Lincoln, NE 68506. Call 402-480-7380.

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