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      How to choose a health care provider

      Many people choose health care providers based on recommendations from friends and family. But some health care professionals believe that should be the start of your search, not the end.

      It's recommended to ask the provider about customer satisfaction, their success rates, and estimate how much care would be needed to resolve the health problem.

      Brad Jackson, a Physical Therapist with UP Rehab, believes it??s good for patients to "get more involved" in their health care.

      "Certainly just asking questions, even if the provider doesn't have specific information, is a good thing and a healthy thing," said Jackson.

      Patients should then go to several other providers seeking the same information before making their choice.