Why are second opinions important? They can reduce your risk of misdiagnosis and help you get the best care and outcome possible. Let’s face it – it’s overwhelming and scary to be diagnosed with a serious illness. But what if your doctor is wrong? What if he/she determines you have one condition when you actually […]
Understanding Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Could Functional Medicine Help You Feel Better?
It’s frustrating to have a chronic health condition that won’t improve. And it’s frustrating to have symptoms that doctors cannot explain, never mind treat. You may see numerous doctors, but never receive answers and treatments that make you feel better. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to consider seeing a functional […]
10 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diagnostic Error
Certainly, it is terrible to be diagnosed with a serious illness. Even worse? Having a serious illness that doctors misdiagnose, leading to delays in treatment, and potential worsening of your health. Conversely, a misdiagnosis can lead to you receiving unneeded treatments, possibly introducing medication and treatment side effects. Fortunately, there are steps you can take […]
The Dangers of Too Many Medical Tests and Treatments
Have you ever insisted on a test or treatment when your doctor suggests otherwise? Has your doctor pressured you to get tested, or undergo a treatment, that you didn’t think was needed? The dangers of too many medical tests and treatments for patients should be of concern to all of us as it can impact […]
Can You Trust Symptom Checker Apps or Websites?
When we feel sick, or something seems wrong, most of us want an answer reasonably fast. Certainly, you can make an appointment with your primary care doctor or go to urgent care. But what if you feel too lousy to see a doctor in person? Or, what if you think your condition might be too […]