How do I deal with many doctors at the same time ?
However those doctors often tell you a lot of important things that you ought to never forget – for your health. The patient gets lost with all these many, complicated information ; and the health care team does not communicate enough with each other. Worst-case scenario, you can disagree with one of them.
With all those people involved in your treatment, we are about to see why it is important to advocate for yourself.
- Always carry a booklet on you to note every medical problem you have through the weeks, your medication and the name of your providers with their phone numbers.
- If the specialist does not give you an after-visit paper with every test he made and and every recommendation he made. They may be useful to you if you forget anything or if a doctor tells you something, mainly about your medication, and another one says another. You may suggest your care team to communicate better.
- If you disagree with any of the doctors, on how your cure should go on for example, ask him why he thinks this is the best plan. Write it down, read your notebook again, think about it at home with a fresh mind, and maybe ask one of your providers his opinion. If you follow this procedure, it will help you to take your decision.
This is your health, your life we are talking about here ; none cares more about your health than you do.