Indeed with thousands of patients coming in and out of hospitals these days, it is becoming increasingly hard to get maximum attention from your doctor and by extension the quality health care you rightfully deserve. But it is possible.
1. REMEMBER HIS/ HER NAME
This unconsciously makes the doctor sit up, knowing that small details are important to you, so he had better take you seriously.
2. REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU WHEN BETTER
This serves as a boost to the doctor's morale especially when seeing any future patients. It encourages the doctor to put in more for his patients welfare knowing that his little efforts actually yield results.
3. DON'T BE TOO SMART
Carrying pages of research you've downloaded from the internet on health care issues to impress the doctor might actually do the exact opposite. Again, coming up with a diagnosis rather than telling the doctor the symptoms you have may put him off. It does no good saying 'Doctor I think I have Malignant Mesothelioma.'
Doctors dread going into a room where they know the patient doesn't have the right attitude both to his illness and to the doctor, but they do like to help and encourage a patient with a positive outlook to things.
5. HE ISN'T SUPERMAN
Of course doctors like to feel as if just a mere touch from them would heal any condition. However, it is a different case when this is actually expected of them.
6. WORDS NOT TO USE
' Doctor, as you can obviously see.'
' Doctor have you ever heard about this condition?'.
' If only my usual doctor was here.'
7. DON'T STALK
Following the doctor to his favourite coffee shop to ask your latest questions or accosting him when he is about entering his car will more than likely make him try to avoid you next time around.