As a patient, what is your intention when visiting your doctor? Do you want a diagnosis?√ Do you want to know what caused your condition? √ Do you want to know what measures you need to take to avoid the condition from returning or advancing? √ Finally, do you want a prescription? √√√ If you are not offered a prescription, do you feel your money was wasted on the visit?
If you said YES to wanting the prescription, what makes you think this adds value to the visit? Are you more interested in treating SYMPTOMS or CORRECTING UNDERLYING PROBLEMS? Do you believe most prescription medications FIX chronic problems or help MAINTAIN them? Do you care if the doctor intends to keep you on prescription medications for the rest of your life?
The reason I ask all these questions is because I have observed (as a physician) the average consumer’s…
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