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"
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"
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"