Arthritis Discussions — Doctor Patient Relationship

Dr Gary You and your doctor. Does being assertive ever come across as being combative? Recently, one of my clients had a bad experience at her doctor’s office. She waited well over an hour. She…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm Replies 10 Likes 2
Lana Do you have good communication with your doctor? Arthritis patients do best when they have a doctor they can communicate well with. Patients should be able to reveal…
By Lana Latest Activity March 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm Replies 4 Likes 2
Lana Ask the patient advocate about finding a new doctor to treat your arthritis I am sure that many of you have come across the issue of having to find a new doctor to…
By Lana Latest Activity August 6, 2013 at 1:01 am Replies 5 Likes 2
Lana Ask the Patient Advocate: What Questions Do You Have About Finding the Right Doctor to… We have a new weekly type discussion here at Arthritis Connect starting. This will be your opportunity to ask me…
By Lana Latest Activity December 21, 2012 at 8:43 am Replies 10 Likes 6
Lana How far do you travel to see your rheumatologist or other arthritis treating physician? Living with a lifelong chronic disease such as arthritis, you can benefit from ongoing management and treatment under the care…
By Lana Latest Activity September 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm Replies 12 Likes 1
Lana Have you had to change doctors? Deciding on whether it is time to change doctors can be a very difficult and personal choice. Research shows…
By Lana Latest Activity July 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm Replies 7 Likes 5
Lana Does your doctor downplay your pain? Are you toughing pain out? Pain isn’t a popular topic that any of us want to discuss with our doctors. Many arthritis pain sufferers have…
By Lana Latest Activity June 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm Replies 2 Likes 5
Lana How does your doctor measure up? A new Arthritis Today article reports that most patients spend an average of 18 minutes with their doctor for an…
By Lana Latest Activity December 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm Replies 2 Likes 5
Lana Why aren’t you talking to your doctor about how much pain you are in? Many arthritis patients complain about the difficulties they encounter when talking to their physicians about pain – in particular, how…
By Lana Latest Activity November 3, 2010 at 11:20 am Likes 2
Lana When should you consider finding a new doctor? The decision to find a new doctor is a difficult one. Sometimes patients have to see 3 to 4 doctors…
By Lana Latest Activity December 8, 2010 at 9:41 am Replies 1 Likes 2
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