Doctors and dentists are imperative in today’s world, being a doctor has always been a career of great honor and prestige, people have always needed and praised doctors for being the ones to save humanity in many different occasions, these guys put themselves in the line of danger and treat us, a surgeon has no clue how long he might have to stay in the operation theater once they have stepped foot inside, these guys sacrifice a lot of their life just so we can enjoy ours carelessly, these guys deserve our token of respect more than other professionals as they are not only treating our diseases day in and day out, but they are also missing out their good times and bailing out on their plans just to cue another patient, these guys are doing god’s work and they deserve respect.
But how do you show your respects to someone who you don’t personally know, you do pay them a hefty amount based on your treatment, how else can you help out doctors and pay your respects? The answer to that will be to be a good patient.
So what is a good patient? Let’s see some ways in which you can be a good patient to your doctor.
Being patient in the waiting area
A lot of people think of doctors as magicians, and well that might e true to some extent, these guys still need time to asses a patient, they can’t just take one good look at a patient and tell what’s wrong, they need to be thorough in their check-up and need to figure out what the trouble might be, but some people fail to realize that and keep bugging the compounder to tell the doctor to hurry up which is not a kind thing to do and neither will it help the doctor in any way to call in you early, so be patient and let the doctors take their time.
Being thorough with the doctor
Now that you are inside the doctor’s office, you should be thorough with the doctor, tell them all the symptoms you’ve seen in the recent days, tell them where it hurts and don’t miss out any details, be specific about when the symptoms or the pain started to shows up and answer all of the questions that the doctor asks without hesitation and don’t withhold information, it is not only dangerous for you but the doctor will also have a hard time in assessing what you might be going through and they might even prescribe you the wrong medication if you add or miss something significant out
Consulting the doctor and not the internet
The internet is a great place no doubt, but it can never be as good as a doctor who has studied for years and years and now operate in a clinic, so don’t google your symptoms as it will hardly ever be accurate and will only make you worry more if something serious pops up which you might not even have, consult a doctor at all costs and don’t search up such thing on the internet
Make a proper appointment before your visit
Making an appointment is not only a good thing to do but it can also be helpful in making a better routine, making an appointment can also help you know in advance that if the doctor is going to be there on the day you plan on visiting, it is also easy for doctors to keep track of patients when they make an appointment beforehand, it is also very easy these days to make an appointment to any doctor, you can try a dental practice management software which is easily available on the internet and make an appointment with numerous doctors in your vicinity.
So these were some tips on how to be a better patient, these are in no way meant to offend people and yes there are exceptions to these rules when there is an emergency, you can’t wait to make an appointment if you have a serious medical emergency and that is totally fine, nut if you’re going for a check-up or if your condition is not that serious follow these steps and be a good patient to our great doctors, this is the least we can do for them.