11. Before You Go, Can I Just Tell You…?
Your visit is almost over, and you suddenly pluck up the courage to bring up a final concern. Usually, in these situations, it isn’t about something without significance. Experts call it “the doorknob question,” and let me tell you, it drives the doctors crazy.
That’s why you should always bring up your most pressing concerns first to make sure they receive adequate attention and time.
12. Isn’t Dr. Smith a Jerk?
If you’ve had a bad experience with another doctor, don’t expect to be validated. In an analysis of the doctor-patient relationship on MDLinx, a site meant to connect both patients and healthcare professionals to the latest in medical research, the words “Dr. Jones is a real moron” work as an example of something a physician should never say.
In other words, badmouthing other doctors, especially when you don’t know all the variables, is a big no-no, so don’t put your healthcare professional in that position.