There are few things more worrying than facing health issues. If this is the type of situation you are in, then you need a medical team that you can trust. You should leave your doctor’s office feeling more at ease, rather than more anxious.
While doctors put in many years of training to get to the stage of practicing, they are only human. Inexperience, complacency and recklessness are just some of the factors that can lead to medical errors. Errors in the medical field are especially dangerous because your life literally may be in the balance.
So, how do you know if your doctor is not a good fit for you?
They are in a hurry
Of course, hospital facilities and doctor’s practices are busy places. There are always multiple patients to see and this demand will never cease. Nonetheless, this is not a valid reason for your treatment to be neglected. You should always feel valued when being attended to by a medical professional, you should not feel as if your treatment is being rushed. While workloads are always high, it is crucial that medical institutions find ways to manage this. An error due to rushing could prove to be fatal.
A breakdown in communication
You should always feel like you are being listened to when undergoing treatment or observation. While tests can offer reliable insight into your condition, your description of symptoms is also pivotal. If your doctor is not listening to how you feel, then they could miss something. This means that tests, treatment and an accurate diagnosis may not be given in time.
The doctor/patient relationship is founded upon a duty of care. If your medical team has neglected you and you’ve suffered injuries as a result, you should be able to hold them to account.