Diabetes Specialist in Snohomish - Premier Diabetes Care

 Choosing the best diabetes specialist is a complex process. There are many factors to consider, including:

Clinic location. The closer the clinic is to your home and work, the easier it will be for you to get there on a regular basis. Make an appointment for an initial consultation. Ask the doctor if he or she will be able to spend at least 30 minutes with you at this meeting — preferably more than that if possible — so that you can get a good feel for whether this is someone with whom you would like to work long term.

Availability of appointments. Make sure that you can get in for an appointment when you need one, but also consider whether there will be enough room in the appointment schedule for follow-up visits if necessary. Know when you need an appointment with a specialist: Most people who have type 2 diabetes only need regular visits with their primary care doctors or nurse practitioners every three months or so, but if you have complications from diabetes or other risk factors that could affect your health, it may be time to see an endocrinologist or other medical specialist. In addition, if you're pregnant and have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, seeing an endocrinologist during pregnancy may improve outcomes for both mother and child.

Insurance coverage. Find out if your insurance covers treatment at a particular clinic or hospital. If not, check whether any clinics have agreements with insurers that allow them to see patients without charging extra fees or requiring payment up front. If you have health insurance, check to see if it covers consultations with specialists or if there are any restrictions on which specialists your insurance covers. If so, consider getting a referral from your primary care doctor instead of going directly to a specialist.

Doctor's credentials. You can check on credentials by contacting your state medical board and asking about disciplinary actions taken against a doctor by other regulatory bodies such as Medicare or Medicaid. Ask your primary care physician for a referral. If you need one or more specialists, ask your doctor which ones he or she would recommend for your condition. Doctors generally only refer patients to doctors with whom they have worked closely before or who have similar philosophies about treatment and prevention methods.

If you're still in the hunt for a trusted diabetes specialists, look no further than Dr. Kay Moua from Premier Diabetes Care. We have deep roots in Snohomish County, and we are ready to help you regain your health!

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