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Get More From Your Medical Care: Seven Resources Show You How

April 11, 2014

Get More from Your Medical Care: Seven Resources Show You How

How can you fit medical regular appointments into your life -- and get more out of them?

The seven resources below can help you understand how doctors think, boost communication with your medical provider (or find a new one), and keep up with regular appointments. (Tip: Book your provider's first appointment of the day. You'll be less likely to spend precious time in a packed waiting room as delays pile up.)

Wherever you go for your medical care, there's something for you in this resource round-up.


Resources for Your Health

Tips and Tools for Keeping Up With Medical Appointments: Whether you're new to HIV treatment or have decades of experience, keeping up with medical visits is a vital part of taking care of yourself. Here's how to make it easier.

Better Patient-Provider Relationships Linked with Fewer Missed Appointments: Recent research agrees with many people's personal experience: Keeping up with medical visits is easier when you feel heard and respected by your provider.

This excerpt was cross-posted with the permission of BETAblog.org. Read the full article.



  
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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Edward Boss (Dallas TX) Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm EDT
I find it a total waste that each of my doctors and specialist insist on their on duplicate blood work. It seems this is a waste. Often they do a CBC two days apart. I guess it is to protect their practice from people who would sue because they didn't do their on test. I have never seen so much blatant waste in the medical field and we wonder why their is a medical crisis. All of my doctors do not work for the same hospital or in the same town and now they will only see patients for their doctors. I was bleeding to death after a blotched GI surgery and was forced to ride 125 miles by ambulance back to the hospital that the doctor who did the surgery was at. I really FEAR the medical system now because of all the new regulations and ACA regulations. It is a full time job just to keep drugs and refills called in on time when dealing with 4 drugs for continuous life time use and many others for other conditions.
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