Want a Better Outcome? Get Involved – Part 3

Educate Yourself to Get The Outcome You Want

Once you’ve had your visit with your health professional and you have a course of treatment in mind, learn as much as you can about your diagnosed condition.   Stay on top of new developments and treatments as they become available and always ask your health professional whether or not they would be appropriate for your condition.

Many of us read business publications or Consumer Reports religiously but don’t bother to educate ourselves about our healthcare options.  Be an educated consumer.  Know enough to know when you should walk away from a healthcare practitioner.

More and more patients are realizing that they have a great deal of influence on their medical outcomes.  Their treatment program is not just something their doctor is responsible for.  It’s a partnership that requires full participation on both sides.