Post Archives from the ‘Doctors’ Category

Say ‘No’ to Thugs

Posted on: April 26th, 2009 by

We are able to say “no” to our children, teenagers, relatives, friends, and significant others. So why is it so difficult to say "no" to doctors? Society is groomed to say “yes” to authority figures – particularly doctors. Maybe it's because we are inundated with TV shows and all kinds of medi-dramas that place doctors smack in the middle of a Continue reading the story "Say ‘No’ to Thugs"

Top 10 Reasons to Run Away From a Doctor

Posted on: April 19th, 2009 by
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Clearly, there are doctors who should not perform the science and art of medicine. And medicine is a science and an art because doctors need to balance information from research and their fields of expertise and the art of applying this knowledge to help their patients. Recently I wrote about Five Quick Tips for Choosing a Doctor. Now here are Continue reading the story "Top 10 Reasons to Run Away From a Doctor"

Top Five Quick Tips on Choosing Doctors

Posted on: April 17th, 2009 by

In a previous blog, I covered Litmus tests for how to assess whether a doctor is right for you. Here, in a nutshell, are the top five things to keep in mind when considering a doctor -- from gateway doctor (primary care physician/internist/family doctor) to specialist: 1. Bring a notebook to your first appointment with questions written in advance. Leave ample space Continue reading the story "Top Five Quick Tips on Choosing Doctors"

The Gateway Doctor

Posted on: April 9th, 2009 by

My grandmother always told me, "If you have your health, you have everything." As a child, I didn't understand the truth in these words. I didn't heed these words as a healthy young adult: I came from very genetically healthy stock -- people in my family die of old age for goodness sakes, even the ones exposed to asbestos, lead, and various other Continue reading the story "The Gateway Doctor"