Who's the one you call Dr. Feelgood?
May 4, 2008 9:54 PM   Subscribe

I'm a 25 year old fella looking for a good general practitioner in Austin. "Good" doesn't mean someone who will medicate me with whatever I want and send me on my way, but someone who pays attention to his patients and their needs. Preferably north, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll mostly be going for chronic headaches, if that makes any difference either. Suggestions?
posted by Roman Graves to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You might want to try looking at a site like RateMDs.com where people post reviews of doctors.
posted by burnmp3s at 6:34 AM on May 5, 2008

Angie's List tracks doctors, now. I haven't used it to find one, but, well, you could give it a whirl.
posted by Plutor at 8:07 AM on May 5, 2008

When I lived in Austin, I went to Dick Leverich. Can't say enough good things about him. He treated my chronic back pain by sending me to a PT, not by giving me drugs.

He listens to what you tell him, will spend a good deal of time with you, and patiently answers any questions/offers detailed (not dumbed-down) explanations. (The drawback to that is that he's always running late, but hey -- it's a fair trade, in my book.)

A++, would be treated again.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:57 PM on May 5, 2008

Stuart Browning is far south, not north, but he's an excellent doctor and I always leave feeling like he's really listened to me and given me both guidance and autonomy in my health care. He is good with migraines. I hate to recommend him because I want to keep him to myself, but that's selfish.
posted by Addlepated at 6:42 PM on May 5, 2008

Wow, burnmp3s, I didn't know such a site existed. Thanks for the suggestions everyone, time to get to work.
posted by Roman Graves at 7:16 PM on May 5, 2008

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