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Why A Good Doctor/Patient Relationship Is Important

It is safe to assume that the majority of the population doesn’t necessarily like going to the doctor…

We go to the doctor because we are sick, because something on our body hurts, and for regular check-up exams. We get relief from doctors because it is their job to make us feel better, yet, so many of us dread doctor appointment day. Some people dread it because it takes time out of their day that they would rather spend doing something else, and others dread it because they don’t like to be reminded that they have high cholesterol. Plus, doctors offices are sort of like hospitals (and who wants to spend the day in the hospital?)

Regardless of the reason why YOU don’t want to go to the doctors, I am about to offer you a startling tip on how to ensure less time at the doctors and more time doing what you want, all while maintaining a perfectly healthy lifestyle.

Tip of the day:         Maintain a healthy relationship with your primary doctor

OK- it doesn’t really make sense at first, but for example…Did you know that something as simple as stopping your daily regimen of aspirin (taken to prevent blood clots) can trigger a “rebound effect” by creating a blood clot and boosting your risk of heart attack? If you didn’t know this and take aspirin daily you could have easily increased their risk of heart attack without even knowing it.

The answer is simple. Spend more time consulting with your doctor, either on the phone or in person, and spend less time sick or hurting at the doctors or in the hospital. Preventative measures such as consulting with your doctor before you stop taking a medication can prove to keep you out of doctor’s offices for lengthy periods of time in the future.

Auto accidents are usually unplanned for and for the most part, unpreventable. It becomes more important than ever to have a good relationship with your doctor after you’ve been involved in an auto accident because you are already in a compromised state. Preventative measures are out of the question. So, aside from the usual “listen to your doctor advice”, you should talk with your doctor. Go prepared with questions to ask. Update your doctor on your condition as accurately as possible so that he/she can treat you accordingly. Your condition, treatment plan, and any progress you make is especially important in any lawsuit you bring against the person/people responsible for your injuries.

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