Thursday, January 13, 2011

About Today: How to Talk to Your Doctor 1/11/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Regular readers of this newsletter know that I'm a hypochondriac, so I see plenty of my doctor. (She might say more than plenty. I'm pretty sure she has a silent alarm installed in her office, just in case I get too crazy.)

How to Talk Effectively to Your Doctor 
For the rest of you, however, now's as good a time as any to make your yearly appointment for a physical. And when you get there, here's how to talk to your doc for maximum effectiveness.
Top 10 Reasons to Fire Your Doctor 
Sometimes, however, you have to break up with your doctor. Here's how to decide whether it's not you, it's him.
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Find the Best Doctor for You 
My current doc is very patient - a big decider for me when it comes to picking a physician.
The Patient's Guides to Rights and Responsibilities 
And here's something I need to remember, while I'm driving my doctor to distraction: "When we patients access healthcare, we do so expecting we have certain rights. The wiser patients also realize that along with those patient's rights, we have responsibilities, too."

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