6 Tips to Getting the Most Out of a Doctor's Visit
Do you ever visit the doctor and wish you had remembered all the questions you were going to ask? Or that you were - figuratively - speaking the same language? Here are some tips to ensure that you and your doctor are on the same page.
Each doctor will have a different approach, office and staff, and a slightly different bias.
Spend a few minutes during the days before your appointment and jot down questions you might have. Bring your notes, ask questions and get answers.
Don't spend time transcribing your visit; write down a work, medication, or something else you may want to research later.
It helps to have someone there for support or to think of additional questions.
Don't be afraid to ask a doctor to repeat him or herself. It may be necessary to schedule a follow-up to discuss questions that come up later.
Any good doctor who is confident in what he or she does should not mind. Doctors should welcome a second opinion because it should confirm findings, making the patient more comfortable with treatment options.