First off I should explain I HARDLY EVER go to the doctor. Even if I get sick. And also it's important to note I live in NYC and so it's not like I've had a family doctor my whole life in a small town where the doctor might actually remember me. That said, I've actually changed doctors dozens of times growing up as a military brat and moving ever 3 years where medical service is very much not like a family practice situation to begin with. I settled in NYC for college and used NYU's hospital when necessary. As you can see I've never really had a specific doctor before. With my first job after college I finally got health insurance and choose my first doctor. I visited him maybe 4 or 5 times (sometimes not even getting him but a nurse instead). Still, he has records of the usual batteries of tests I've gone through (allergies, asthma..., EKG) I got laid off a few years later, got a last minute physical before my health insurance ran out, and have been insurance free for 4+ years. It's been YEARS since I've been there. I finally got overpriced freelancers health insurance and after shelling out $300/month the past 6 months I figure I should take advantage of it and get a physical. But that doctor doesn't take my insurance. I can choose a different doctor at the same practice but not my old one (which I only had a few years anyhow). My girlfriend got my an appointment with her doctor. Is it important to stick with the same practice? I don't have a serious medical history of anything. Other then my records I don't think he remembers me anyhow. Are records even important when it comes to blood work for annual physical reasons? Should I try to stay in the same practice or is it perfectly fine going someplace else. (i.e. Are my non-serious medical records important enough for me to want to stick to the same place?) Thanks!