Do you feel like your OB/GYN is always in a hurry to move on to their next patient? Or that they don’t really listen to your health concerns?
A large percentage of patients, particularly women, feel this way.
According to the New York Times, nearly 60% of patients don’t fully trust their doctor because they don’t listen to their concerns about their health. Patient-doctor trust is one of the most important aspects of quality women’s healthcare.
How do you find a doctor that takes the time to hear you out?
Here are some tips to find a good one:
- Keep track of your symptoms.
Showing your doctor a sort of record of your symptoms can help you have more backing for the seriousness of your health concerns.
- Check out reviews or ask for recommendations.
Friends and family you trust can often be good people to go to for recommendations. If you don’t have any luck there, people review doctors and medical clinics online all the time. See who has the best ratings and start there.
- Don’t leave until you’ve voiced your concerns.
You should be able to have good communication and build trust with your doctor. If these things aren’t happening, you need to demand change or find another doctor. Your health is too important to be ignored.
Get more tips on how to choose an OB/GYN or midwife.