Finding a great doctor that truly meets all your needs is vital to your health and happiness. That’s why it was so surprising when a recent poll revealed that while more than 90 percent of those polled agreed that making the right choice of physician is important, 50 percent believed they made the wrong decision.
At Renewed Vitality, we understand how necessary it is to feel comfort and trust with your doctor and medical professionals. In order to better guide you on your decision, we’re offering five qualities to look out for that will help you make the right choice.
Getting the best possible medical attention means having to be vulnerable with your doctor. For this reason, a physician with a good demeanor and who has great chemistry with you is key.
An unfriendly, rude, or dismissive doctor can make you much less willing to be open and honest with them about what you may be experiencing health-wise. A little friendliness goes a long way, especially when it comes to trust.
According to a recent report by ABC News a doctor only spends 17 minutes with a patient on average. A good medical professional should remain with you until all of your questions are answered and you feel as though you have a good understanding of your situation and what to do next.
Never hesitate to ask questions about your personal health. This way, you will have a better understanding of what you may be experiencing, and what you can, and should, be doing about it going forward. The right doctor will take as much time as is necessary to ensure this happens.
Communication is vital to every profession, especially medical science. Not only does great communication include the ability to clearly relay vital information in a way that everyone involved can understand, it also involves the ability to listen to others and consider their thoughts and emotions.
For brief reference, here are the things you should leave a medical office understanding thoroughly:
- The necessary self-care steps you should be taking
- The name and function of any medications you may have been prescribed
- The preventive measures that are available to you
- You are the one in control of your medical care
- How the practice uses certain electronic and medical tools that are essential to your care
Professionalism is extremely important to a great relationship with your doctor. This includes their ability to recognize when a specialist should be consulted, an accurate knowledge of modern medical science, and an ability to effectively apply that knowledge to a patient.
One great sign of professionalism is a clean, accommodating and welcoming office. Is the waiting room nice and tidy? Is there handicapped parking available? How does the staff interact with patients? Etc.
A Similar Medical Ideology to Your Own
Medical science is ever-evolving. For this reason, you should find a doctor who will be on the same page as you medically, and won’t keep pushing any treatments or approaches to care that you may be uncomfortable with.
For example, if you prefer a holistic approach to health that puts a strong emphasis on diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes before medication is considered, then you should find a medical professional that shares this viewpoint.
At Renewed Vitality, we specialize in helping people get their lives back and achieve their dreams while considering everything about their medical comfortability carefully.
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To learn more, don’t hesitate to contact Renewed Vitality in Wyomissing, PA today!