Finding 'Dr. Right'
4 traits to look for in your physician
- Duration 3:23
- Date Mar 5, 2013
4 traits to look for in your physician
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OK is your doctor friendly.
It is your doctor well rested and are those important qualities in a doctor.
-- -- asked me those questions about just some bodies here he's a member Arafat medical eighteen he's here with some trades all doctors should bat.
You should be friendly.
Well I think that's a big part of this I think that you know beat the big choosing your doctor is really a relationship it's a trust.
You're putting your life in the in this person's hands and more people -- really spend time in more time buying a house or -- when it comes to doctors.
-- basically just go along with whatever they see so it's very important especially when -- a doctor's office pay attention.
Look at the way it is secretaries are interactive look at -- doctors you know interaction -- let's start with this what if your doctor takes his or her time what does that say.
I think it's important now the average time that the doctors are spending with a -- is about seven to ten minutes that's not a lot of time with the because of the pressure of the insurance companies -- -- You wanted to be with a doctor that lives since you pays attention to what you're telling them.
You're bringing all of your symptoms your story of his rushing you and -- in -- out that's not a good sign now.
There was a time also like you know you want to choose -- this and then the guy that could barely walk they would say that's the most experienced talking that's nonexistent anymore.
You want to make sure that the guy is not true young not just right of training but he is also not -- -- somewhere in between.
And experience matters what he's done with his career is very important all of that is a big thing -- -- -- -- -- is what we do we think is really need to be part of this and how you relate your patient.
Do you care are you compassionate the value work its present and I doubt it's it's a -- you know well.
-- doctors are so rushed in this Danish trying to make ends meet it used to be that doctors you know work and we're very successful financially but now.
With that -- -- and and Medicare and Medicaid and they're just trying to -- many patients as possible so it's it's a fine line there how do you know if -- well rested.
-- asked them how many hours think that they got.
What you want to pay attention to the way he looks he wanna pay attention to the way he carries himself.
Does he really take care of himself -- see if he's always yawning as to what inspired if music simply overweight and he's 300 pounds and -- video lecture about losing weight.
But peace now's a good to cigarette in his -- -- to -- smoking that's a bad news.
See you really wanna pay attention when your doctor's office interviewed and asked them questions seems they're going to get into details or did just brush you off all of that is a big important what -- comes as he needed.
Is up to date that you flat out say once the last time he went back to school what took a class -- asking questions about.
I just saw something in the paper the other day did you see it.
I think that's -- that's a good point you want to test your -- season if he's off to -- if he's reading about research.
All of us have a lot of reputation on an Internet if you go to -- -- there's a lot of rate and these.
US top doctors there's a whole list of doctors out there that you can check.
Our reputation is out there but when you come -- you wanna come with a set of questions you know that this study have you read this that he what do you think about this and it's really well as you wanted Doctor Who doesn't judge you and does not dismiss your concerns you want to be in a place where the guys professional he -- is not judging you -- those are important points and then make a decision aren't.
Well we've made a decision you should be an important part of the medical eighteen and you are kind of body -- -- that's -- pledges to get here as well rested and eases my.
So -- up today not.
And thank you so -- and.