Best Health Tips: What should you expect during consultation with the Doctor?

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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

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© Dr Sudipta Paul, themedideas.com, 2012

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