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You know each -- billions of dollars are spent on unnecessary medical tests and medications all because doctors.
Aren't listening to their patients joining us right now is the author of when doctors don't listen how to avoid misdiagnosis is an unnecessary test.
Doctor Alina -- is here doctor welcome.
Thank you having -- you know how do you know when doctors are not listening to him.
You should assume that your doctor isn't listening to you we actually know that that -- -- interrupt you and something like ten seconds after you start talking.
So go -- and think that your doctor isn't listening so you say it actually go in with a script of sorts.
-- which are gonna tell the doctor in what way.
So you -- a list of all the things that you want to ask your doctor and I don't just mean the questions that you want to ask.
But also a list of your symptoms that history of why you're there to see the doctor.
Otherwise you have to make those ten seconds count.
-- you also talk about when you -- ask your diagnosis I can't tell you how many times you -- the doctor's office or physical therapist you know.
I don't really know what is wrong -- my little unsure where I go from here or why I'm taking this medicine.
I have patients coming to -- -- all the time saying that they got diagnosed with chest pain or abdominal pain but that's a symptom not a diagnosis and should always ask.
What you -- how you can get better and what are the warning signs to watch out for -- the screen this is the most important question in interviewing on television.
That's according to -- it's also important to ask your doctor which is one word why.
I need to ask why he need a particular test.
Lining the particular treatment don't just do it no -- son and what the risks -- the alternatives in the and the benefits are of everything -- on too ill and if that's why me that's more of a god question.
Keep copies of your medical records I do not know this you can access to give the MRI here find out what they are true prescription is you could actually leave with that.
You could lead you know with the disk of your CD -- CT scan and MRI but you have to ask you how to assume that.
Your doctor isn't talking to.
Other doctors that you're seeing -- so you have to take.
Your personal control of how -- -- talking about this in the break about whether or not our record should be on line are full medical history.
And you think that it's a good site.
I think it's a good idea for you to have control of your own records so maybe you bring it with you on a flash disk or something something -- You can control but that's good for -- -- so that.
All your doctors are on the same page with you.
Because for example would I have no idea when I had my last booster shot her and if you live a bunch of different places you never find out that in -- Right and these -- -- and if you only -- media next appointment from week to the next everybody's.
Never go to the doctor alone so I got to go to the doctor with Gretchen Alison you still I can just cough may -- -- If 2001 that was the booster shot so why don't you actually bring somebody.
Recently -- because just imagine -- You can't tell your story you don't know you want to ask the doctor all your questions and so.
Bringing someone with you who has an -- your friends your loved one can actually here's my problem -- -- and I keep getting when the walked the dog with me.
Let alone him go to the doctor who wants -- -- Find someone today if I would think -- well.
I would think you might just be so happy you're actually going to doctrine has many don't go to the doctor diet and move into the final played hard -- under new black -- doctor went.
It's when doctors don't listen thanks so much that you.
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