Welcome to NSMG's Health Blog!
We live in a rapid paced world, and nowhere is this pace both as fast (often after some serious waiting) as at the doctors office. Long and sometimes anxious waits in the office before your scheduled appointment, are then often followed by what can sometimes feel like a rushed visit with your doctor. Patients sometimes leave the office with unanswered questions, or lingering concerns about their condition.
You want to be listened to, and you want to know your doctor will act in your best interests. The good news is, this is in reality what your doctor wants too! The trick can be getting everyone on the same page, and allowing this to happen in the (brief) time available.
It has been said that often, the view from the other side of the fence is quite different. However, having this view can help you get over that fence. Our objective is to give you that view, and help you connect with your physician in the blog posts that follow we will try to give you valuable insight into how things work at the doctor’s office, how to properly prepare for your visit, how your doctor thinks and processes the information you provide, how best to communicate with them so they get the information you need them to have, and how to avoid some pitfalls.
While we cannot account for every circumstance, and there can be big differences from doctor to doctor, most of the insights we provide should be broadly applicable. We welcome comments, and will do our best to address them either directly, or in future posts.
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