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Talking to Your Dr ....
By now you've determined you have a problem. You've worked up the courage (and possibly the need from a breathing perspective) and you've made the appointment.
I know; it's a dirty job and it's not always an easy thing to do; with some it's darn near impossible.... but; you have to.
Be kind to him/her..
Did you know that in the province of Nova Scotia GP's are re-imbursed less for a regular office visit than what a person normally pays for an oil change? (adjusted -after overheads i.e. nurses, phone heat benefits etc Out of that re-imbursement all of their overheads have to be covered.) It only stands to reason that they need to see more patients on a daily basis to earn a living.
Maybe it's worse in YOUR province.
The reality is: They're not Gods, they're not experts in every field; they can't be. Sometimes it's more like a "Jack of all Trades". So much emphasis is placed on them. Too much. Quite often they're simply facilitators.
Then there are those.....well; you know which ones.
Please; help yourself by helping them and make the most of your visits with a checklist of questions. It's even better if someone is with you and can jot down the answers.
This page was last updated March 26, 2011