Misdiagnosed by your doctor?  Here are ways to minimize and mitigate the damage!
Dealing with Doctors | Overcoming Obstacles

Misdiagnosed by your doctor? Here are ways to minimize and mitigate the damage!

There are times when doctors, very simply, are wrong.  There are also times when they do not know the answer. Mistakes can and will happen, and your goal as a patient is to make sure you are properly diagnosed by your doctor.  Making sure you aren’t misdiagnosed!  If your doctor does not know what your…

Internal Physical Therapy: Should I see a pelvic floor physical therapist?
Dealing with Doctors

Internal Physical Therapy: Should I see a pelvic floor physical therapist?

For both urge and stress incontinence, the best treatment is actually physical therapy.  You’ll probably have to do some digging, but there are physical therapists(many of them are DPT’s(doctors of physical therapy) as opposed to having a master’s in physical therapy) out there who focus in on pelvic floor health and rehabilitation.  Do some searching…

Should I see a psychologist?
Dealing with Doctors

Should I see a psychologist?

Psychologists treat psychological concerns or issues through conversation, observing your thoughts and actions, and helping you think through your reactions to events in your life.   They meet with their patients regularly, and it is an emotionally intimate relationship. They do not require a specific diagnosis but instead work with their clients to help them…

Should I see a psychiatrist?
Dealing with Doctors

Should I see a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist manages medication for mental-health concerns – so they are who you go to for medication prescriptions and for help and support in finding the right medication and dosage.   What to expect Usually, visits with a psychiatrist are relatively short(15-30 minutes) and happen somewhat infrequently(monthly or several times a year). The psychiatrist needs…

Evaluating your Doctor
Dealing with Doctors | Overcoming Obstacles

Evaluating your Doctor

One of the idiosyncrasies of the American healthcare system(and there are many) is that it’s somewhere between difficult and impossible to get much information about how effective your doctor is.  There are some indicators out there, but it’s mostly second-hand information. For example, if your doctor was involved in a malpractice lawsuit, it’s generally a…