Tag Archives: health care

Speak Up For Yourself! YOUR HEALTH IS INDEED YOURS!

21 Mar

I cannot bear to not talk about this out loud!  Your health is your most important gift in life and WAY TOO MANY people need to start asking questions and taking responsibility!   Any health condition needs to be throughly checked and reviewed!  NOT JUST BY YOUR DOCTOR!!!  People need to take some interest in their own health, research, and ask questions!  I do not mean to go on the internet and give yourself cancer by entering syptoms and all signs lead to cancer!  Doctors are people and with this goes different practices, beliefs, OPINIONS, and decision making!  You are ultimately in charge of you and your health choices!  There is nothing wrong with a second, third, or fourth opinion!  If a doctor is offended by you getting another opionion then he should not be practicing medicine!  Doctors are there to help guide you, give you options, and administer treatments NOT be completely responisible YOUR HEALTH!  If anything today take time to think about how you make your health decisions!

I Don’t Think So Dr. Know-It-All

3 Jan

Let’s get something straight, the MD after your name may mean medical doctor BUT it also means MY DIME!  I was recently looking for a new family doctor, and when I called one office in town they explained to me that the doctor has scheduled meet and greet appointments to decide if he wants you as a patient…HOLD ON PLEASE!!!  I am paying you to interview me?  I should be interviewing you to see if you qualify for the job of my family physician.  I want to know how this got so entirely backwards.  Granted, there are crazy people everywhere and they drive their doctors crazy but the majority of the population just wants to good care.   I have no interest in going to a doctor who does not give me any credit in the fact that this is my body, and I am coming to you as a partner in my care.  And yes, I may want a second or even a third opinion.  If this is not acceptable then you are NOT in this business for the right reasons!  No one knows it all…be assertive, do your research, and advocate for YOU!

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