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Ask questions to get the most out of a health care visit

June 14, 2013
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health


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August 9, 2013

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Greg Summers
August 8, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the awarding of over $160 million in new grants to help states advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology – this seems like a key step in the education and health reform we need to start seeing in this country. It’s exciting to see this happen within my generation!

August 5, 2013

Hello my name is Chris I recently got surgery on my finger I had compound fracture with in the skin they had to put pins in I looked at the pillow Ivw been using whats this yellow stuff on the pillow I looked at the cotton inside the cast and no yellow stuff I’ve been laying my head on the pillow as well is it coming from my eyes like discharge or something I don’t have an infection cuz my finger doesn’t stink I’ve spelled it a few times and nothing if you could snd me an email of what this is or just comment here that would be nice thank you.

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August 4, 2013

In the meantime I manage with drinking minimum four liters of water per day without which I get all sorts of problems-chest pains, lower abdominal pain,dizziness, itching in urinary track.

July 31, 2013

Well. This is one perspective. On the other hand, there are lot of patients who read about diseases on google or wikipedia. They form half baked ideas about their diseases. Most of the times, the disease the patient has – is less severe. But due to their over enthusiasm by reading things online, they mis-interpret the disease for a more severe one. Its a big problem lot of doctors face.

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July 24, 2013

Great post. Knowing the typical structure of the visit will help you make the most of every minute and take part in making important decisions about your health care.

July 11, 2013

Often I forget to ask things at a doctor’s visit and then I remember at home! Great advice to making full use of a doctors visit!

Emech Ron
June 21, 2013

Thanks for your posting. I got the ideas for communication at healthcare visit.

Wet and Oiled
June 17, 2013

My biggest concern is folks who don’t even ask about what kind of medication they are being prescribed. They just take the prescription, go to the pharmacy and take the pills. Some of that stuff can be highly addictive and they don’t know about it.

July 14, 2013

Have a problem with excessive thirty but tests have indicated nothing wrong-not diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus.
Doctor says it could be psychological.Is there a way I could get more information about this condition on my next health care visit? What questions should I ask ?

In the meantime I manage with drinking minimum four liters of water per day without which I get all sorts of problems-chest pains, lower abdominal pain,dizziness, itching in urinary track.

June 15, 2013

I sometimes also gota situation like this where I’m calm but do not know what the doctor telling me 🙁
I think we should look for information first what our health problems, then get a consult to the doctor 🙂

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June 14, 2013

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