Getting the best medical care possible requires navigating a complex relationship within the few minutes you have during a typical office visit. Some may say these are unrealistic constraints, but they are common.
A lot of people are not satisfied with their doctors. The reasons may range from spending waiting too long to be seen to, what they deem to be, ineffective treatments.
In the age of Dr. Google, oftentimes patients think they know what the problem is. Sometimes they are correct, but very often they are not, Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics, says. You can’t blame them; there is simply too much information out there, and it’s hard to know which sites to trust, she adds.
It will help if you know what primary-care physicians need you to be aware of before you go see them. This will help remove most professional challenges. It will also be useful in getting the most out of your relationship with your own doctors.