Regular doctor visits or checkups can be stressful for some, especially if we feel like we aren’t being heard or are feeling ignored when communicating. Unfortunately this is an all too common problem for many people and feeling unheard can lead to depression or feelings of “giving up” when it comes to communicating with your doctor.
Fortunately there are things you can do to make sure you are being valued when it comes time to discuss your situation with your doctor or physician.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). Why we felt it was important to discuss this topic which gets overlooked in today’s healthcare system and to hopefully shed more light on how this affects us as patients.
2). How we can easily fall into the pattern of making excuses to ourselves when addressing our medical issues with our doctor or even skip an appointments because of neglecting feelings.
3). Why we sometimes feel “stuck” or that it’s hard to leave your physician because you may have history there but no longer feel valued and moreover, what you can do about it.
4). How there is a correlation between a higher number prescriptions being filled due to limited time that doctors have with patients and how this can cause negative side effects both mentally and physically within patients.
5). Some of our best tips to making sure you are being heard and properly tended to as a patient during your next doctor visit.
Making sure you get the right attention and value from your doctor visit is very important especially when it seems as though doctors are much busier with more and more patients being tended to. It can be challenging but it doesn’t have to stay that way. We hope our suggestions in this episode help you or someone you know who may be having these problems with their doctor or primary care physician.