Him: Doc, I saw the specialist
Me: which one?
Him: The Kidney doctor
Me: What did she say?
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
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!