What's Up Doc? 3 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

July 19, 2018

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Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life and it's important that you take every step and precaution to ensure that you remain in good health. However, there are those occasions when you get sick or injured and you have to see a doctor. Luckily, with after hours urgent care services you can get back to being healthy faster but there are still some questions you should always ask your doctor.

"What are the available treatments?"
Yes, your doctor is a trained and experienced physician who has spent years diagnosing and treating patients. However, when it comes to your personal health, they shouldn't be the sole decision maker in your treatment options. It should be a shared process where you have an input in the final decision. That's why it's important to ask your doctor about the available treatments and the pros and cons of each.

"What will happen?"
No matter what your treatment entails, whether it's a surgery or month long prescription, you should know the expected outcome. You may think that after the treatment you'll be right as rain and back to your healthy self, but the actual outcome could be different. Your doctor may know that your treatment will only mitigate one of your symptoms or is a process of elimination. Knowing the expected outcome could help you make the decision of whether or not to undergo the treatment.

"What can I do myself to help?"
Not every treatment is the only surefire way of helping your symptoms and there could be plenty of things you could do yourself. Making lifestyle changes such as exercising more, changing your diet, or reducing your alcohol consumption could make a big impact on your symptoms. Asking your doctor if there is anything you can do yourself to help your symptoms can be a great way to recover from your condition.

Typically, ER visitors pay an average total of $1,318 and a mean cost of $615 according to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Utilizing an urgent care facility to address your symptoms can be a great way to save money and get quality medical care. Contact your local urgent care facility and remember to ask these questions to your doctor.

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