National Doctor’s Day 2017: 5 things your doctor want you to know
Today, 1st July is observed as National Doctor’s Day to honour the contribution of doctors to our society. Doctors become an indispensable part of our lives. Be it for flu or chicken pox, we have to see our doctor every once in while. But do you think you get the most from your doctor’s visit? On an average, a doctor spends 22 minutes with you, with so many patients in tow. So, it’s in your hands how to utilise the time in the best way possible. To help you out with this, let us tell you the 7 things your doctor wishes you already knew, but you don’t.
Doctors know the importance of their work
They know the importance of their work and they honour that. It’s an enormous privilege that they would never take for granted.
Be honest with your doctor
If you’re not being sincere with your prescribed medication, tell your doctor and also let him know what makes you do that. You are not going to hurt his feelings by telling this.
If you’re going to miss an appointment let him or the concerned person know
Just like you hate waiting in the line, doctors hate to wait for the patient to show up at their prescribed time. Give a call or message that you’re going to be late or missing the appointment.
Let your doctor know if you’re taking a herbal supplement or any over-the-counter drugs
If you’re taking any drug in any form, let your doctor know. This will help him to understand your case better. Your doctor should be told everything about your current health practices.
Don’t round off things and tell your doctor what’s bothering your right away
Most of the patients are spending most of the time explaining how a muscle pain is bothering them without telling that they need serious medical attention for their chest pain. Don’t leave worst for the last.
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