Another in a series of articles and lists on how to work with your doctor, and one of the better ones. Interestingly, she advises patients to know how to tell a story, to engage the doctor more in the issues being discussed.
- Find a physician who agrees with shared decision-making for diagnosis.
- Express your intentions to your doctor.
- Help your doctor help you.
- Make sure you understand every test that is ordered.
- Make decisions together, always with the diagnosis in mind.