For Seniors: Choosing a New Doctor Whatever the reason for needing a new primary care physician, these suggestions can help you find the right doctor. Making a Good Match: Working with Your Health Care Provider Are you and your health care provider a good fit? Your health is important to how well you function and enjoy life, so your health care provider can be one of your most valued partners. Maintaining Your Personal Health Record A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care. Choosing a Hospital You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort.