Do Not Wait Until You’re Sick!

Do Not Wait Until You’re Sick!

Seniors, when was the last time you saw your doctor? How well, does he or she know you? Traditionally the doctor-patient relationship was led by the physician, but today a successful relationship between both entities requires teamwork. Patients as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers work alongside each other to manage and ensure an individual's health. This new approach of care requires seniors to actively participate in their care by placing the responsibility for excellent communication on them as well. Long gone are the days when people felt it was taboo to talk about symptoms or irregularities with their provider. Now it is your responsibility to let them know if you feel off in any way. Establishing a long-lasting, trusting relationship with your provider is a crucial step in maintaining good health. Here are a few examples of why practicing honest and lasting communication between you and your physician are essential for your health: Helps you get the...
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