Finding the right primary care physician

March 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Finding the right primary care physician. What you need to know and what questions you need to ask when picking the right doctor for you and your family. Dr. Jordan Shlain, medical director of Current Health, helps explain.


About Current Health:
It's the antidote to the unpleasant health care experience. They are partners in your health, providing you uncompromised access to world-class physicians. They offer priority scheduling: same-day office appointments or house calls, online appointment scheduling, urgent care to help you avoid the ER, house calls, direct contact with physicians via phone, email and text.

About Dr. Jordan Shlain:
Dr. Jordan Shlain founded Current Health, then called On Call Medical Group in 1997 because he wanted to run a medical practice that puts priority on the doctor-patient relationship. During his residency, Dr. Shlain had the opportunity to provide a house call for an elderly patient-an experience that made a lasting impression. He realized he was able to spend the amount of time with a patient necessary to offer the best care in the comfort of the patient's own home. Dr. Shlain found that this unhurried, more comprehensive way of practicing medicine is consistent with the natural instincts of a doctor: being concerned first and foremost with the care of each patient. Dr. Shlain is also an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF Medical Center and a medical economics lecturer at UC Berkeley. He is also the Northern California medical director for Lufthansa Airlines, and is on the board of directors for the San Francisco Medical Society. He received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MD from Georgetown University Medical School.