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Reed Tuckson, M.D., is the managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes. Previously, he had a long tenure as executive vice president and chief of medical affairs for UnitedHealth Group. Earlier positions include serving as senior vice president for professional standards of the American Medical Association, president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, senior vice president for programs of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and the commissioner of public health for the District of Columbia. Dr. Tuckson is the author of "The Doctor in the Mirror," a guide to living with vitality. You can find more of his writing on The Alliance blog.

How to Pick a Primary Care Physician

Reed Tuckson | July 7, 2014
As the former chief of medical affairs of UnitedHealth Group, I'm privileged to listen to the good people of this country talk about their health care. When it comes to choosing a doctor, do you know what I've learned? Most of us spend more time researching our next electronic gadget than researching our doctor. Except choosing the right doctor has significantly more impact on your life than any gadget...