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The Patient-Doctor Relationship: Making the Most of Every Medical Visit

Prepare for your medical visit by: (1) making a list of your concerns, (2) sharing it with the staff when you call for an appointment, (3) briefly reviewing that listat the beginningof your visit with your doctor and (4) bring a pen and … Continue reading

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Setting goals with your family doctor

In the “olden” days, doctors gave orders (“Take these medications, start exercising and go on a diet.”), and if patients failed to follow through, they were labelled as “noncompliant”. That term literally meant that the patient did not bend to … Continue reading

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What you should know before you fill that prescription

      It is a well-worn ritual.   Near the end of your medical visit, the doctor gives you a prescription. Traditionally, it is handwritten and because calligraphy isn’t a prerequisite for medical school, you may not be able … Continue reading

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The Caregiver’s Guide to Healthcare

As a caregiver, you may take on the role of an advocate for your family member. You should keep in mind one of the foundational principles of western medical ethics: autonomy – respect the values and wishes of the patient. … Continue reading

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