After your last health visit did you feel like you knew less than when you walked in?
Does your doctor seem to focus on other issues than those you came in with?
If so, you’re not alone.
But most common advice doesn’t work.
- Google your symptoms... then bring in the list Google can help but if you use it the wrong way could make your appointment worse.
- Get the first (or last) appointment of the day so you can talk longer. What happens when you have an emergency? Or can’t get a visit scheduled during those times? Or you get distracted during the visit and talk about other health problems...but not the one you really needed to address?
- Write out every question you have for your doctor to answer. Wrong! To get the most from your doctor’s appointment it isn’t the number of questions that’s important. It’s using the right questions.
So what can you do?
Well, first you need to know the questions your doctor will want the answers to. Then understand why they're important and how to easily answer them.
This is what “The 7 Questions” does for you. It helps you to easily prepare for your appointment and to quickly give the critical advice your doctor needs to know so they can help you best.
Here’s what others have to say about “The 7 Questions”:
“I love it! I want to give it to my Mom because she's THE WORST about talking to her doctor. And then she gets frustrated... AWESOME, clear information.” --H.A.
“This was helpful for me because it got me thinking about it in a structured way. I always try to think about what I'm going to say, and most times I write things down before going. But I frequently forget or don't even use the paper.” --C.B.
"The 7 Questions You Need To Know Before Seeing Your Doctor” was so helpful and beneficial to my family and myself. Due to issues my son deals with, we see different doctors quite frequently. Since reading Dr. Cuccaro's easy to read (and humorous!) guide to talking with your doctor, our son's appointments have become much more streamlined and we do not leave the appointments feeling confused or wondering if we had all our questions answered or not. Our doctors seem to be more helpful also because we are more prepared. "The 7 Questions You Need To Know Before Seeing Your Doctor” would be helpful to anyone who sees a doctor or specialist on a regular basis to make the most of the short time you actually have with them. But it should be used EVERY TIME you are planning a doctor visit, regardless if it's the first of many appointments, seeing your doctor for a mild illness or malady or just your routine annual visit.” --T.M.
If you are...
A parent with kids...
Or a kid with aging parents...
Or just want your own appointment go smoother and easier...
Then this book will help.