The first step in taking advantage of a medical appointment is to feel comfortable with the doctor who is treating you. It is important to maintain communication with your provider so that your needs are fully met. The relationship with a doctor is a very personal one, built on communication and trust. In choosing a doctor, the “chemistry” between the two of you must work. You must be able to trust, confide in and tell your doctor about your health problems, including all symptoms. Your doctor, in turn, should listen to you, give you options and feedback and have your best interest in mind.
At Central Florida Total Healthcare we care about each and every consultation and we want to make that moment a time that you can take advantage of and in which you can express everything you are feeling. For this reason it is important that you write down the symptoms you are having and any situations that are out of the ordinary. More organization will allow a fluid conversation about what is going on in your body.
Make a list of concerns in order of priority: Take some time before going to the doctor’s office to write down each of your concerns, this way you will be able to talk to your providers easily.
Be sure to listen to your doctor’s instructions: Many seniors wear glasses or hearing aids, remember to wear them and make sure they work perfectly. If you have any problem, tell it to your provider.
Have an idea of how much information you want to receive: Every patient is different, so everyone wants to receive treatment information differently. Let your provider know which option is the best for you.
Ask questions: At Central Florida Total Healthcare we care about every question that crosses your mind, write down questions as they come up during your visit or bring them to your next appointment.
Take notes: Sometimes we forget everything that our doctor tells us, to solve this you can take notes of what is discussed in the consultation or ask your doctor to repeat the information.
We know that sometimes it is difficult to open up to a doctor and that you can feel insecure during the consultation, but we are here to help you and accompany you in the process.
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