How to Get the Best from Your Doctor

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dr Tom Smith

Narrated By: Tim Dawson

Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing

Date: April 2013

Duration: 4 hours 31 minutes


Do you state your problem clearly to the doctor, or are you a 'while I'm here' or 'hand-on-the-door-knob' patient, stating your main concern just as you're about to leave? Do you save your ailments up and then go to the doctor with a 'list'? Do you write down what your doctor says, and if not, how well do you remember it?

Surveys show that a staggering 40% of patients go away with a completely different message to that given by their GP, while a third leave the surgery with their questions unasked because they feel too time-pressured or stressed to ask. This book aims to smooth some of those difficulties away with scintillating common-sense advice on how to get the best from your doctor. Topics include:

* Preparing for your GP appointment
* Your medical history and diagnosis
* Your doctor's day and out-of-hours procedure
* Talking to your doctor and asking questions
* Taking the information home and follow-up
* What to do if the relationship isn't working