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Sunday, August 19, 2012

10 Signs That You Need a New Doctor

Many people also find that they feel a bit intimidated by their physicians, and once with a doctor, don't feel they have the right to switch, or worry that they will offend the doctor. 

Remember – in a doctor-patient relationship, YOU are the client, and the doctor is providing a service. And if that service is not meeting your needs, the best thing you can do for your health is to find the right doctor who will meet your needs.

How do you know when it's time for a new doctor? Here are some signs. 

1. Your doctor doesn't respond to calls or faxes. 
2. Your doctor's office is unresponsive, disorganized, or rude. 
3. Your doctor dismisses the Internet as a source of quackery and nonsense. 
4. Your doctor is unwilling to explore your ideas.
5. Your doctor is interested in selling expensive products or services.
6. Your doctor doesn't listen.
7. Your doctor doesn't see the bigger picture.
8. Your doctor is influenced by a pharmaceutical company.
9. Your doctor is arrogant or rude.
10. Your doctor is not your partner in wellness.

About.com has great article regarding this issue and explains each sign in more details. For more information Click Here

Have you ever dealt with difficult doctor? what was the situation and how did you handle it?

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