What should you expect during consultation with the Doctor?
During consultation with the Doctor you should expect
i> Proper and detailed history taking
ii> Appropriate examination
iii> Arrangement of appropriate investigations
iv> Proper discussion about the possible diagnoses and treatment
v> Appropriate treatment after a diagnosis is made
vi> Proper discussion about the nature, benefits, side effects and complications of the treatment, and the potential benefits and risks of no treatment
vii> The consulting process should be conducted in an unhurried manner
viii> The Doctor should “listen” to what the patient wants to discuss
ix> A chaperone (such as Nurse/Health Care Assistant) should be present during examination.
(This applies to female Doctors examining female patients and male Doctors examining male patients)
x> The Doctor should check whether you have any questions before you leave
© Dr Sudipta Paul, themedideas.com, 2012