A Lesson from Mom: Don’t Be a ‘Good’ Patient

Some physicians may not embrace the advice that this mom has for her daughter, but her story proves that sometimes intuition and just a feeling that something’s not right about your body is an important symptom that something IS wrong, no matter what the doctor says.

Mom’s outcome ended up good after she ignored her internist’s advice to just slow down, and sought a second opinion. She also offers advice on how to take care of your own health to make sure that you and your health practitioner are seeing along the same lines: Ask a lot of questions, don’t worry whether your doctor likes you, and remember you’re paying your physician for a service.

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