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Everyone should have a health buddy, someone who serves as an extra pair of eyes, ears and, perhaps, hands, taking notes about the visit. A health buddy should go along not only for routine checkups and annual exams but can and should come for emergency room visits and hospital stays, too. Permut prefers to have patients get involved in their own care and engage the doctor in a cooperative effort to determine the best course of action.

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Sharing your doctor visit with a friend or loved one can be better than seeing the doctor alone. Learn more about the trend of shared doctor appointments. Tell your doctor if you’ve had heavier or more-painful-than-usual periods, which may be a sign of fibroids. The Rest of the Exam Your visit should include a pelvic and rectal exam to check for signs of vaginal infections, uterine fibroids, STDs or ovarian cysts.

Next: Dentist Checklist. — If you bring a companion to the appointment, tell him or her in advance what you want from your visit and if you’d like some alone time with your doctor. Your companion can remind you what you planned to discuss with the doctor if you forget, take notes during the visit, and help you remember what the. Consider Bringing a Family Member or Friend to the Doctor’s Visit; Keep Your Doctor Up to Date; Be Sure You Can See and Hear As Well As Possible; Request an Interpreter if You Need One; A basic plan can help you make the most of your appointment whether you are starting with a new doctor or continuing with the doctor you’ve seen for years.

Use these forms for each doctor’s appointment you have with all your parent’s doctors to ensure a smooth and productive visit, and to take control of their health. Remember to bring your parents medication list to each visit, and if you don’t have a list, check out my how-to post: Simple Steps to Creating a Complete Medication List. If your appointment includes having your pupils dilated—and most yearly eye exams do—bring a friend or family member to drive you home. Many people can’t see well enough to. You might want to bring a notebook and pen to jot down additional questions and your doctor’s recommendations during your appointment.

After your visit Stay in touch with your doctor if you need further assistance.

List of related literature:

The doctor has been three times already, and though he works his doctoring skill on my body, I’m afraid he does not have medicine for what ails me.

“The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke” by Tina Makereti
from The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke
by Tina Makereti
Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2018

Unfortunately, another doctor came in and said, “Let’s go to my office.”

“The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine” by Steven H. Miles
from The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine
by Steven H. Miles
Oxford University Press, USA, 2005

But I was not comfortable with this new doctor and did not want him to do a thing to my body.

“Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G.” by Voletta Wallace, Tremell McKenzie, Faith Evans
from Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G.
by Voletta Wallace, Tremell McKenzie, Faith Evans
Atria Books, 2005

During his follow-up visit, Dr. Good and his professional staff will update Mr. Low’s health history, conduct a focused physical exam, and draw blood for a laboratory test.

“Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management” by Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser
from Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management
by Karen A. Wager, Frances W. Lee, John P. Glaser
Wiley, 2013

But I will have to get the physicians involved to be sure.”

“Operations Management in Healthcare: Strategy and Practice” by Dr. Corinne M. Karuppan, PhD, CPIM, Michael R. Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA, Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, Ph.D., MBA
from Operations Management in Healthcare: Strategy and Practice
by Dr. Corinne M. Karuppan, PhD, CPIM, Michael R. Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA, Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, Ph.D., MBA
Springer Publishing Company, 2016

When you leave, our receptionist will schedule a follow-up appointment with me, and also one with Dr. Hauptman.

“Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome” by Nancy C. Andreasen
from Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome
by Nancy C. Andreasen
Oxford University Press, 2004

Many of the patients do not want to see the new doctor.

“Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management” by David G. Dunning, Brian M. Lange
from Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management
by David G. Dunning, Brian M. Lange
Wiley, 2013

Other doctors who become involved in your care—such as in an emergency situation, when your doctor is away, or when you switch doctors—will also need to know and will have

“The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide” by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Generally, a visit begins with a greeting, followed by the physician asking about the patient complaint or concern.

“Encyclopedia of Human Relationships: Vol. 1-” by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher
from Encyclopedia of Human Relationships: Vol. 1-
by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher
SAGE Publications, 2009

I say to him at the start of our first visit, “I will be your doctor, and so I have to learn a great deal about your body and your health and your life.

“Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness” by Rita Charon
from Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness
by Rita Charon
Oxford University Press, 2006

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  • “What’s the issue with you?” Is INCORRECT and RUDE = IMPOLITE. Please don’t ever ask that to a patient. Better use: What seems to be the problem/issue?

  • They use American English spoken by a machine (not natural), but then they use some British terms, like “medical certificate”, although there’s no such thing in America and nobody knows, what the hell it means. So even I realized it only from the definition at 6:02, what it is, but that’s called a “doctor’s note” here in America, not a “medical certificate”. This video is so ridiculous! First of all, make a decision, what kind of English you want to teach in the first place and then use that type of pronunciation and words consistently! Don’t mix it all up! That’s garbage and you’re misleading your students.

  • Thank you for these videos. I had one small stone about 20 years ago. I passed it without complications. I can assure you even a small stone will get your undivided attention.

  • for more information about telephone etiquettes please read my blog.

  • This video is actually good, I would like to mention iMedWare. It is a suite of cloud based medical software developed and owned by Spectrum Software Solutions Inc. Founded in 1998, the company maintains its headquarters in Syracuse, New York.
    iMedScheduler is an advanced patient scheduling software allowing users to manage patient appointments and providers’ calendars from any device including touch-pad.

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  • Thanks a lot guys! I feel like all your videos are amazing. All phrases i have been learning are key to communicate with others. Keep up the good work!!

  • “…And not getting time to fix an appointment with a doctor…” Fix an appointment? Could you tell me where this comes from? Australia, South Africa, Canada? I have heard and used “MAKE an appointment” For realism, costumes would have been great and the interlocutors facing one another.

  • looks like I’d have to record the dialogue myself cause in every dialogue I’ve come across so far the surgery’s receptionist asks what time is the best for the patient. unfortunately, it’s not very representative of what happens in reality…the patient has to adjust and not the doctor’s surgery…thanks for the effort but could be more useful if made more realistic…

  • Thank you Gil. It’s a pleasure to help all the people learning English in their journey. You can help us by sharing our lessons, and telling other people who want to learn English about us.

  • Hey guys from Twominute.
    This lesson was great, really usuful.
    I have just to thanks you. Internet is kinda “wonderfulworld” which allow
    you to learn things for free. Hope you get compensated in some way. Fair enough.

  • This is such a fantastic and practical guide for English learners. Visiting the doctor in another country can be so stressful, so I really appreciate this step-by-step breakdown of what you will need to know. I will definitely recommend this video to my students.

  • I got benefit from your video when you called for asking about apartments..I wanted to make a call for rent and I was always needed to get some sentences…

  • Hi, i know a lot about seeing a doctor through your video. This video is so helpful. I wonder if i can share it with my students who are learning American culture. Could I?

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  • I have had multiple kidney stones. All of which had to be removed. Once directly and 2 by shock wave. One urologist told me to completely eliminate sweet tea and another said maybe only drink sparingly. I learned calcium oxolate is usually about 75% of stones. I also have Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. And elevated uric acid. Related? Not sure. But anyway they are no fun and are not to be taken lightly. Unfortunately my cancer had bladder involvement at diagnosis. Great job Dr. Malik.

  • Truly you are absolutely the best at these explanations ❤️ always feels like you’re being super honest and telling us what’s important to know ��

  • I love your reaction videos!! This was a great episode for patient autonomy, and a rare condition I love it!! Have a lovely day!

  • Theoretically, if you had a patient with this clinical scenario (including the FOP), would you prefer nephrostomy tube over ureteral stent to minimize trauma? In my thinking, it might only risk ossification of the placement tract and a portion of the kidney, versus risking the urethra and the ureter?

  • My mother suffers constantly of kidney stones, she has been operated 6 times because of that and she has experienced open surgery (many many years ago), shock waves and laser (i don’t know the correct terms), and the doctors discover that my mom has her kidneys “turn or twist”, so she can’t eliminate the stones normaly and accumulate until the pain is so bad that they have to operate her, also because of the surgeries she ends with a nerve damage in the kidney and has permanent pain (not as bad as the kidney stones pain). She follows that diet to avoid increase the stones, she can’t even drink the water of my city because is really high in minerals.

  • Enjoyed this as it is a topic not often discussed—patient autonomy. A disconcerting point-the united medical front where all physicians approach the patient with a recommendation. It may be perceived by the patient two ways. The first being after examination, review of the diagnostics and consultation (pooling of the medical resources) the doctors agree on a recommended “best course of action” in their qualified medical opinion that the patient should take. The second is darker where when confronted, the patient perceives a “ganging up” to recommend a course which becomes a form of coercive persuasion. In the story line we know of his pre existing condition which creates the decision crises so it’s understandable why he may not wish to pursue the recommended course of action. But this begs the larger question which I think is at what point has sufficient information been given to the patient so that he/she may make an informed decision about what course to take? Is it when the procedure is described only or when patient asks a question? Is enough given when the patient is asked if he/she has any questions and they say no? How often is the patient knowledgeable enough to know what question(s) to ask? There are many procedures and exams which have inherent risks. Are all disclosed or are assumptions made? Are they stated as is or are risks minimized? If minimized is that a form of manipulation to obtain a desired result? Stating all that is necessary for informed decision making-all options-ups/downs-could be exhaustive and confusing-not doing anything is a decision unto itself-not perhaps the best in every situation. At what juncture is enough, enough? I do not envy the medical care providers walking this daily tightrope. Hat’s off for tackling a subject truly worthy of food for thought!

  • Thank you Doctor for your most recent video. If everyone gets anything out of this video it’s drink plenty of fluids within reason. My father had 90 percent of his colon removed back during the early 1940’s. His surgeon came in and basically informed him that if he wanted to live start drinking water. His surgery was documented in the NEJM.

  • Really enjoying you sharing your knowledge. I”ve made kidney stones regularly since I was 30. Now 67 I’ve had the good fortune to have great urologist over the years. The stones can be really painful but as many as I’ve had, I sort of know the routine now. The last 3 or 4 bouts have been handled by laser. Fortunately, I’ve passed more than they had to go after. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

  • I’ve watched that show, so unrealistic. I changed the channel pretty quick.
    Ever heard of stone breaker supplement? My brother-in-law who has had multiple stones, swears by this stuff. ��‍♂️

  • Hello Doctor i am Moses a biology student and i found you on here on youtube with your video urologist answers your questions? (About going into urology)
    I’m 20 yrs old and my T level is super low 200 ng/dl. I do have close to no sex-drive, and feel so mentally fogged and cant sleep well. I have bloodwork results for something that I read is called follicle-stimulating hormone, and another one that’s called luteinizing hormone, and free �� total Testosterone levels. I believe the LH and FSH have something to do with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland im not too sure but I am concerned, stressed and think like whats going to happen to me bc i feel its not normal at my age. The top range i see is like 900 and i dint feel like this before I was normal based on how I felt. Do you believe that a doctor ��‍⚕️ prescription of trt can help back to normal again or is that lost forever or will it help a liitle bit but not like i was before with a natural production of testosterone like every gentleman has? What if I want to start a family now or in my future and trt shuts off something that I herd it’s called spermatogenesis? I am in a concerned �� position I hope you can maybe help me doctor. I hope you can maybe see this message among many Thanks �� so much Dr. Malik. I am big fan of your content.

  • Drinking lots of water is also something my psychiatrist told me to do because I’m taking lithium. I am very thankful that lithium keeps my mood stable for the most part (I have bipolar disorder) but a known side effect of lithium is that it can shut down one’s kidneys. I have to get my blood tested every six months to check my blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels.

  • You also really don’t wanna argue in front of a patient because it can completely dismiss what they are saying. The patient here is refusing consent to Surgery..and at the end of the day it his body. Drs need to listen to patients too!

  • I have a rare genetic disease called Cystinuria, where I produce and pass cystine stones on a regular basis. I had ESWL when I was 7, for a large mass in my left kidney (at the time the only other option available in NZ was open surgery) and it left my kidney deformed and at around 25% function. I wasn’t diagnosed with Cystinuria until a four years ago (I’m 34) when I had to have 2 PCNL surgeries and then a uretoroscopy 2 years later to remove stones that had grown since then. Because I started passing stones so young, I have a high tolerance for the pain and I have trouble convincing people I’m actually in pain. I’m that person in the ED cracking jokes etc and my discharge notes often comment that I’m not showing the signs of pain that others with stones do…it can be very frustrating. What’s also frustrating is meeting with a Urologist who says “Oh, I haven’t seen this before” and then it feels like they’re scratching their curiosity itch more than wanting to help you. The only specialists with experience and multiple patients are in Auckland and I can’t see them on the public system and since I have ongoing kidney issues, I have trouble getting employment and so I can’t afford to see them privately.

  • I’m an SRN and a patient recently told me he got kidney stones a few years ago from drinking 1L of energy drinks every day. He was there for an unrelated condition but it got me wondering if that could cause stones as an isolated factor. I’m sure it wouldn’t help!

  • I have had kidney stones 3 times in my life. They are nasty. My wife knows that if I get them, to make me a huge bowl of chunked up cantaloupes and watermelon. Usually I am given Vicodin due to the pain. It puts me down. In the least the bowl of fruit keeps me from getting upset stomach, and keeps me hydrated. Foods I avoid high in Oxylates: RAW Broccoli, raw celery, tomato soup, grits, and beets. I keep water, even at my bed side in the middle of the night. I haven’t had any kidney stones since.

  • I’d to make an appointment with Dr. Brown, please. اود ان اقابل الدكتور براون

    What’s the issue with you? ما هي مشكلتك

    طريقة رائعة للتعلم ����

  • Very informative. Love your vids.
    Can you settle an argument between me and my sister?
    Would you consider the male testicles strong and powerful or weak and vulnerable? I keep telling her that since they’re the center of our masculinity they’re obviously strong but she says she and other girls believe even a light hit can put a guy on the floor.

    What do you think the answer is? Should I just let her kick me there to prove her wrong?

  • AMAZING reaction!! as a 2nd year MEDICAL STUDENT, thank u sooo much for teaching me about UROLOGY im rlly interested now and ur explanations are rlly good. thank u sooo muchhh