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Doctor Visits

Him: Doc, I saw the specialist

Me: which one?

Him: The Kidney doctor

Me: What did she say?

Him: *staring*

Me: what are you looking at?

Him: didn’t he send you a note?

Me: well not yet

Him: oh! He said something about my kidneys.
Doc what should I do?
What meds should I avoid?
Will I need dialysis?

Me: did you ask the nephrologist (kidney doctor) these questions?

Him: no doc

Me: how come?

Him: didn’t want to bother him

Me: hmm

Also me: let’s talk how you make the most of your doctors visit

Step 1: have a list of questions on your phone note or note pad (be sure to tell the assistant as well that you have questions)

Step 2: take a picture of your meds ( not the color of pills but name, strength and frequency of the meds)

Step 3: …

Well, you’ll have to come visit

If you or any human you know is looking for a doctor who is thorough, caring and as advocate for your health AND who will help you coordinate your care with specialist AAANNDDD help you maximize your doctor’s visit, I. Am. She!


In health,

Dr. Olabintan

Dr. Tolulope Olabintan MD, AAHIVS, FAAFP, dipABLM Dr. Tolulope Olabintan is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center. She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible. She helps patients live long and well as she believes that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity of life. She is also a foodie and loves the colors teal and orange. Dr. Olabintan completed her medical degree at UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in 2007. Dr. O went on to finish her Family Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine residency where she also served as a Chief Resident. She then went on to complete a women’s health/surgical obstetrics fellowship at St Francis hospital in 2011. She is a board-certified Family Physician, Lifestyle Medicine, a HIV specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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