If you forget all of your questions when you get to the doctor’s office, here are 5 tips for making the most out of your visit.
Informed consent gives a physician the opportunity to talk to patients about what will happen during a procedure. But it includes patient questions and a checklist of specific topics.
Some situations are clearly an emergency: A heart attack, fall off a ladder, serious kitchen burn or bone break. You know to call 9-1-1 and to get your loved one to the nearest emergency department. But some health issues are harder to decipher, says Bradford Borden, MD, Chairman of the Emergency Services Institute. “People may not … Read More
You just waited two hours for a doctor who’s running late. Once in the office, the doctor zips through a jargon-filled speech, orders a test, writes a prescription and sends you on your way. You leave in a cloud of confusion, realizing that you never even asked a question. Don’t accept this. It’s the worst-case … Read More