Difficult to understand is a huge reason to find another doctor. One misunderstanding or miscommunication could lead to something very bad. Wrong dosage. Wrong treatment. Wrong explaination of symptoms. That's not a risk I'd take for myself much less my kids. We took lil miss in to the ER one night and the only doctor on call was a foreigner who didn't speak English. It was all very scary. Thankfully, there was an American nurse who shoved him out of the way and did his job for him.
Yeah well, the RN at the time has known husband since before his birth, so I figured she would make sure we had all dosages correct. As for communicating with this particular physician, we never had any problems that required complicated treatment. If we had, I know that my husband would have communicated effectively with Doctor and that the two of them would have come up with the answer. My husband does a mean Muslim Indian impersonation as well as a few others. Heh
If we were in that town again and one of our children needed a physician, we would go to this doctor again. There is a trust that this physician would go well beyond his duty as a physician in order to give our children the best care.
Most people who don't work for the government today have health plans that limit which doctors you can see.Given that,my policy has always been..1)get the insurer's list of who you can see for a particular problem...2) research each one's professional profile (easy to do in most states thanks to the web)...2) check medical school attended (Harvard is better than the University of Guadalajara),check which hospitals he/she trained at (Bellview Hospital is better than Karachi General Hospital) and which hospitals he/she is currently affiliated with (Cook County Hospital is better than Mid State Community Hospital).Choose wisely and you're very likely to get someone who,at least,is fully competent...if not highly skilled.