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Will Video Chat Destroy the Doctor-Patient Relationship?

Danea Horn | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

Given past blunders, we have a ways to go with the industry as a whole, but I know that it is possible to integrate technology, maybe even video chat, with compassionate care.

Tips for Improving Your Next Visit to the Doctor

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Understand what you are being told before the physician leaves the exam room. You are paying for this time with the physician, so get your money's worth.

Time for Your Check-up!: How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.29.2013 | Black Voices
Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

A visit to the doctor's office can be overwhelming for many of us. There is so much to remember for an appointment slot that may only last for 15 minutes. But it doesn't have to be stressful.

5 Questions Every Man Over 50 Should Ask His Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

People generally have no more than 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor, a brief period during which he or she needs to make an assessment and deliver a...

6 Tips To Get Your Doctor To Listen

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Have you tried to tell your story, only to have the doctor interrupt with a list of questions? This advice should help.

10 Things To Bring With You To Every Doctor's Appointment

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are at an appointment with your doctor. She asks you for something, say, the dosage of your cholesterol medication or the results of your recent blood draw you had. You think to yourself, shoot, if only I brought that with me!

7 Things NOT To Do At Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Posted 11.15.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know that friend whose doctor always has time for her, answers all her questions and seems to know exactly what she needs? Here...

Full Disclosure

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Tell your referring physician and your radiologist -- and any other health care provider you see -- about pre-existing conditions and your symptoms. The more you reveal from the get-go, the better off you will be.

The Elusive Search For A Good Doctor

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I asked around for doctor recommendations. My hairdresser has an internist she likes, but his office is three towns away. I asked my neighbor who was working in her garden. "The era of personal care in medicine is past," she said, flinging compost too close to my feet. "All the good doctors are leaving medicine. Good luck finding someone you like." I stepped on some of her petunias.

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Doctor's Appointment

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctors appointments? I manage a number of small health clinics, and have found that patients -- especially seniors -- that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive.

8 Guidelines for Communicating With Doctors

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Many people see doctors as experts who are going to fix them and therefore give over all sense of personal responsibility.