Building a partnership with your doctor: good doctor-patient communication
Dealing with Doctors | Strategizing for success

Building a partnership with your doctor: good doctor-patient communication

Doctor and patient communication should be a two-way street, not one. While your doctor has medical expertise and training in how to recognize and treat medical conditions, you are the expert on your body and your needs. As a patient, it’s your responsibility to gather good information about yourself and your history and symptoms, and…

Building a partnership with your doctor(s): Deciding when you need to see your doctor
Dealing with Doctors | Strategizing for success

Building a partnership with your doctor(s): Deciding when you need to see your doctor

This is the first of three posts on creating a partnership with your doctor(or doctors). This post focuses on how often to see your doctor. The second post will be about how to communicate better with your doctor, while the third post digs into recognizing your doctor’s ability(or inability) to work with you. I always…