Finding A good Doctor?

We know that finding the right doctor (medical or dental ) can be a very frustrating experience.

Ask the Right Questions

It’s an open secret in medicine that doctors often receive better medical care than the average patient. Part of the reason is professional courtesy — doctors give other doctors the red-carpet treatment.

But doctors may also get better care because they know how to get it. They take time to find the best practitioners in each field, they ask the right questions, and they know the secrets of the health care system. Even patients who are limited in their choices by a managed health plan can shop around for top-level care by following some basic advice from those who know best:

Start now. The most important thing you can do for your own health, doctors say, is to build a relationship with a primary-care physician. “It’s important to get a doctor before an emergency arises,” advises Carol K. Kasper, an internist at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. “A person shouldn’t put it off because he feels healthy. In an emergency, one can sometimes get better care faster by saying, ‘I’m Dr. Blank’s patient.’ ”

Dr. Daniel Dela Cruz of Jessmine Family Dentistry advises to be prepared to tell your "dental story". Most people are afraid of coming to the dentist and I have found it important to listen.

Look at the frames on the wall. When doctors walk into an exam room, they know to look for a diploma to see where the doctor went to medical school. They also look for the state license and board certification in specialties or subspecialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. And they ask colleagues where they trained — someone who has trained with another top professional will eagerly brag about it. Same goes for the dental office. Look for the University, course certificates and State LIcenses. Do not be afrraid to ask where your doctor went to school.

Choose a hospital too. Ask your physician where he or she has hospital privileges. Many doctors look for MDs who are affiliated with a medical-school teaching hospital. It requires considerable time, expertise and professional recommendations to win privileges at such a facility. “They’ve been through a filter of questions that patients can’t ask,” explains Kenneth H. Falchuk, professor at Harvard Medical School and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Best Doctors.


Many dentists have hospital privledges also. That is important to know. They may be able to do more difficult cases in the Or. This requires advanced training and certification.

Pick the hospital first; then select a physician who works there, suggests Pamela F. Gallin, director of pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia. Patients often are treated by a team of “invisible” doctors, including radiologists and anesthesiologists, so choosing the best hospital gives added assurance about all patient care.

Go for a pro. Whether it’s for a colonoscopy or orthopedic surgery, doctors ask their own doctors how many procedures they perform. “If I’m going in, I want a team of people used to doing this procedure over and over again,” says former emergency-room physician Kevin J. Soden in Charlotte, North Carolina. What’s the magic number? That depends on the procedure. For guidelines, consult the board that certified the doctor in his specialty.

Do not be afraid to ask your dentist how many dental implants have they performed. Numbers matter. Is it 10 or 1000. The more you do something the more skilled you become so asking your doctor or dentist about their experience is more than fair. Dr. Dela Cruz has done more implants in his first year out of school than nearly any of his peers. He has the passion and skillset that make his patients feel at ease. 

Pay attention to details. Does your doctor perform an exam every time you visit? Does he talk to you during the checkup, explaining what he hears or sees or what your blood pressure reading is? Does he listen to what you say, or interrupt your answers? For the dental office, how long is the new patient appointment. Is it 30 minutes or an hour. It should be an hour. 

New York cardiologist Evan S. Levine suggests checking out your doctor’s stethoscope. Ask where it came from and how it compares with other models. He says it’s a small detail that can give you insight into your doctor’s priorities. The top-of-the-line models cost about $200, and Levine says he would be wary if the stethoscope has pink tubing or the name of a drug brand — which suggests it was a freebie from a pharmaceutical representative.

The Best Implant Dentist

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250 Edgewood Drive

Nicholasville, Ky 40356

Pat Disponett DMD

Daniel Dela Cruz DMD

Scott Drake DMD




Nicholasville Ky Dentist, Dr. Pat Disponett and Dr. Daniel Dela Cruz, is the dentist near me that provides general dental services including emergency dental visits, emergency dentist near Nicholasville Ky, dentist open on Saturday and dentist open on Sunday. We are a dental clinic with teeth whitening service, cosmetic dentist, endodontist treatment, orthodontist treatment, oral surgeon treatment, denture care center, emergency dental service, and dental implants periodontist. We have evening hours, affordable dentistry, pain-free dentistry, sedation dentistry, light sedation, affordable dentures, affordable dental implants, emergency same day, Invisalign, root canals,Kor whitening, affordable dental plan,same-day dentistry, emergency dentist, dental implants, mini dental implants, dentures, whitening, cosmetic dentistry, and affordable wisdom tooth extraction with oral sedation. We offer the very best in cosmetic dentistry to include porcelain veneers, bonding, tooth whitening with Zoom or Kor, zirconium crowns, porcelain inlays, and onlays. We are also the practice if you are looking for an affordable, convenient general dentist in Nicholasville Ky.  We are a full-service dental clinic, dental hygienist, dental radiology, and dental laboratory. We also cater to cowards and that means if you have dental anxiety we have the option of giving your oral sedation or in some instances IV sedation. In either case, your comfort is paramount to us and we do everything we can to give you a great dental experience at Jessamine Family Dentistry. We accept  most insurances and offer comfort extractions, affordable denture techniques, and an in a house payment plan that saves you a substantial amount on your dental bills. Snoring and sleep apnea can often be treated by the dentist. A home sleep study is taken along with our coordination with a board-certified sleep physician. We can then decide if you are a candidate for a home appliance. We offer Biohorizon dental implants, Osteoready dental implants, prettau bridges, all on 4, same-day implants, mini dental implants, full mouth dental implants, all on 8, and if you need your teeth tomorrow, we can do that. We do same-day dentistry, affordable dental implants, dentures that attach to implants. We can often place a dental implant at the time of extraction. We utilize the Osteoready system for dental implants. We are committed to affordable and comfortable implant dentistry. If you are looking for the best implant dentist in Nicholasville Ky.Teeth implant, dental denture implant cost, implant dental cost, tooth implant, cheap dental implants, and affordable dental implants. Laser dentist Lexington Ky, and laser dentist Nicholasville Ky.   Surgery on Saturday is our latest attempt to make emergency dental visits, convenient and affordable and we now offer evening dental appointments and on Sunday. Surgery on Saturday is our exciting new program that addresses access, specialties and expanded services. We also are the Nicholasville dentist and emergency dentist in Lexington Ky the UK orthodontics Lexington ky. We have also just added PRP Platelet-rich plasma therapy for use in all oral surgery procedures. PRP can assist in healing and used in periodontal surgery, wisdom tooth extractions which eliminate dry sockets, bone grafts for use in dental implant surgery, botox. We are the first dental office in our area to offer free virtual dental consultations and virtual dental consultations near me and online dental consultations.

Medical research has demonstrated that using our own blood cells, accelerates healing and tissue regeneration in all forms of surgery. Specifically, platelets, plasma, and white blood cells are used for this procedure. The protein that is carried by the platelets is the magic ingredient that is being used in numerous private office settings for wound healing and various surgical procedures, including oral surgery.

As we only use innovative procedures in our offices and procedures, we routinely use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in oral surgeries that involve hard and soft tissues, derived from the patient. The plasma proteins are collected in the office  Dr. Dela Cruz in a short procedure which only takes a few minutes. The use of PRPs in surgery ensures that the patient has the best opportunity to successfully heal from their surgery. For patients who have a history of complications arising from hard and soft tissue regenerations, PRP is instrumental in surgical success.

For painless dentistry, the use of lasers has changed our practice. We utilize soft tissue diode lasers for the treatment of mouth ulcers, aphthous ulcers, cold sores, herpes, fibroma removal, tongue-tied infants, frenectomies, peri-implantitis, as well as laser pocket disinfection for gum disease. We know that your comfort, affordability, and attention to detail is what you look for in a dentist near me in Nicholasville ky.

Jessamine Family Dentistry

Dentist In Nicholasville Ky

250 Edgewood Dr

Call: 859-885-9577


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