We understand that visiting a doctor can be stressful at times. However, it’s important to remember that they don’t have to be. Clear communication is key to ensuring a smooth experience during your doctor’s visit. While it’s essential to get answers to your questions and concerns, it’s also important to strike a balance and allow your doctor enough time to address them effectively. In this article, we tell you things you should NEVER say to your doctor…
“I don’t remember which medicines I’m currently taking.”
It’s important that you know what kind of medication you are on, including Vitamins and Supplements, especially if it’s your first consultation with the doctor. It’s always best to have your previous prescription handy. In fact, you need not carry them with you if you already have them uploaded on the DRiefcase app. After all, it’s important for the doctor to know the medication you are currently on, so your doctor knows whether or not they need to be continued and can accordingly prescribe other medication, if required.
“Recommend whatever you think is best.”
Yes, they are medical professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to make informed decisions regarding your healthcare. However, we recommend clearing every single doubt with your doctor that you have on your mind. It’s good to ask questions about your treatment and medication instead of completely relying on the recommended treatment. After all, you know yourself and your health condition better than anyone else.
“I have been to multiple doctors before but the treatment hasn’t helped.”
Each doctor has their unique approach to patient care and it is essential to have confidence in your doctor’s decisions. Instead of dwelling on past unsatisfactory experiences, it is recommended to concentrate on your current doctor’s recommendations and sincerely follow the prescribed treatment. Trusting your doctor’s expertise will lead to a more effective and successful healthcare journey.
“I need you to prescribe…”
Let the doctor decide what is best for you. When seeking medical care, it’s crucial to rely on your doctor’s expertise. They have the knowledge and experience to assess your health condition and determine the most appropriate treatment. Instead of self-diagnosing or suggesting specific medications based on external sources, such as other doctors’ opinions or health videos, it is advisable to trust your doctor with making informed decisions for you.