The necessity of choosing a professional doctor

You have chosen your doctor. With him, you will be able to manage the various interventions of health professionals in your health journey. In addition, the respect of this device will allow you a better assumption of your expenses by the social security. In order to know more about the Medical Condition, you may always take the help of the medical experts.

Your doctor at the heart of the care path

Your doctor may be a general practitioner, a specialist practicing in the city, at the hospital or at a health center.

How to choose your doctor?

From the age of 16 and above, any social insured must have chosen a doctor and declared it, with his agreement, to his primary health insurance fund (CPAM).

What is the function of the attending physician?

By following his patients and coordinating their care, the attending physician can more effectively organize a truly personalized prevention follow-up. He is your first contact in case of illness and, if necessary, he coordinates the care between the different medical specialists. In case of long-term illness, it is he who draws up the protocol of care for his patients with 100% coverage by Social Security.

Do you want to change your doctor?

You can change your doctor at any time. You must not justify your change or your new choice. Simply fill out the doctor’s choice return form with your new practitioner and send it to your primary health insurance fund. Remember to tell your old doctor. You can take the opportunity to ask for your medical file that you can give to your new doctor.

For Bone issues

Before few years some practitioners could use the title of osteopath (TO) after graduation in 3 years. The use of the title of osteopath without diploma is illegal and punishable by law. The osteopath is like all health professionals, obliged by law to a continuous training to stay up to date in his knowledge and improve his practice. It is therefore important to ask, if this is not explicit, if he regularly conducts trainings, conferences, seminars. It is important to choose a professional and qualified osteopath, who holds an osteopathic diploma (DO) with 5 years of full-time study and at least a minimum of a dissertation and a certificate at a school approved by the Ministry. Warning: during the initial training in osteopathy some parts such as pediatrics (treat infants, children), pregnancy, postpartum, the particularities of athletes are not always very well addressed for lack of time. It is therefore advisable in this case to ask your osteopath if he has done additional training (postgraduate) to best treat this type of audience.