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Be a Smart and Informed Patient

If you have been hurt, you need to be a smart and informed patient so you can recover & return to your life.  This means you have to ask the right questions and make sure you understand your medical diagnosis and treatment options.

  1.  Be Prepared for your Medical Appointments.  Often doctor’s visits are quick.  Be ready with a list of things you would like to ask your doctor.  Do not be afraid to talk to your doctor and ask questions so you understand your test results and the treatment the doctor is recommending.  The  more you understand, the better off you will be and the more likely you will have a Better Recovery.
  2. Ask your doctor about all your Treatment Options.  For many conditions and injuries,  there are several alternatives for care ranging from “wait & see”, to conservative care like physical therapy, or aggressive care like surgery.  Each approach has its own risks and benefits.

You need to know all your options and choices so you can choose which one is best for you and how you can best recover from your injury.

       Be Smart, Be Informed, and find the path to recovery.

By | 2015-09-02T22:46:03+00:00 November 14th, 2013|News and Tips|Comments Off on Be a Smart and Informed Patient