Having just moved to Pittsburgh from rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, one of the many things I had to attend to was finding a new primary care physician.
Back in Somerset, there weren’t many choices. Around 2003, I started with a doctor who was fresh out of residency and didn’t have much experience yet. This was challenging as someone with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a rare muscle disease, but I stuck it out. By the time I moved, one of my regrets was having to change doctors.
Shortly after settling in Pittsburgh, I requested a list of primary care physicians from my insurance provider. Despite a large number of choices, I knew I had to stay relatively close to home or face some real transportation challenges.
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