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Top 5 Questions to ask Your Doctor: Important questions your doctor wants you to ask about your medical condition

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A must have reference for every patient and doctor

Every minute of every day, in thousands of doctor office visits, there is information people should know about their medical condition that is not being discussed. People often forget key questions to ask about their condition or sometimes don't even know the right questions at all. Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor gives you those important questions you need to ask at each visit and the ...

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Overview

A must have reference for every patient and doctor

Every minute of every day, in thousands of doctor office visits, there is information people should know about their medical condition that is not being discussed. People often forget key questions to ask about their condition or sometimes don't even know the right questions at all. Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor gives you those important questions you need to ask at each visit and the book is categorized by medical condition for easy reference. These questions have been submitted and reviewed by hundreds of primary care doctors, specialists, nurses, medical students, and patients. If these simple questions are asked at the time of your visit then the basics of your medical condition will be adequately covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432758264
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/27/2010
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

    A Must Have Book

    We all go to doctors, we don't all like to go but it's a fact of life. This is a handy little book that should be on every one's shelf so the next time you go to see your doctor you are ready and prepared.


    Chapters include:

    Questions You Should Ask at Every Visit

    Questions You Should Ask About Your Medications

    Questions You Should Ask When in the Hospital

    Questions You Should Ask Before Surgery or a Procedure


    I love the format of the book. It's broken down by condition and has not only the top five questions pertaining to each condition but additional questions that are very important and we may not think of.


    The chapter: Tips for Talking to Your Doctor is very informative and I feel those people that are nervous about seeing or talking to their doctors will benefit from these tips. My favorite: "Allow for some silence." Very basic but many people feel that if they are not filling the silence with words they are not getting the attention they need when just the opposite is true.


    Being in the medical field for fifteen years I can clearly see the need and use for a reference book like this one. Written in easy language for anyone to understand, no big medical terms to worry about, just useful information. If you have to be a patient, be an informed patient. Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor will help make your next doctor's visit a more pleasant experience because you will have an agenda and know what questions to ask.

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

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    Doctor Visits: Improving Communications and Avoiding Frustration

    Dr. Sagar Nigwekar and Family Practice Physician Assistant Jim Sutton have devised a resource book that could not come at a better time. With the current Health Care Crisis, both present and looming, and with Health Insurance Companies trying to find the ways to avoid raising premiums so that health coverage is not affordable, this little (in size only) booklet is 'just what the doctor ordered' - a series of the top 5 questions and a series of more in depth questions to ask your physician about the particular illness for which you seek care. 'Just what the doctor ordered' is a phrase that is wisely used here, because so often the time restrictions placed on the physician to limit time spent with patients is no cramped that much of the detail of the communication between the two is limited - whether the physician forgets to inform patients of important and reassuring information, or the patient is fearful of asking question that they may fear are too basic to mention.

    What Nigwekar and Sutton have provided is a book full of diagnoses, alphabetically arranged, and on each page with each diagnosis are the essential questions that patient's must ask and some backup additional bits of information that will eventually aid both patient and physician in making the most of the time spent together. But before the different diseases or conditions are listed and addressed, a sample of how a conversation between patient and doctor is soundly given: manner of dress in visiting a doctor's office, questions that should be asked with every visit, questions about medication, treatments, surgery, procedures, how to prepare for each step - all of these concepts are adroitly outlined here.

    Then the book advances through many disease form Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AIDS, Asthma, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Cancer, Dementia, Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Herpes, Lyme Disease, Migraine Headache, Obesity, Psoriasis, Thyroid Disease, Vitamin Deficiencies to Warts - with many many diseases in between. Each disease mentioned in the book begins with a terse but very valuable discussion about each disease, follows that with the Top 5 Questions to ask your doctor, and then offers additional questions to increase your knowledge while informing your physician that you are committed to learning about your own condition in order to aid in the healing process.

    Doubtless, with the information provided in this book, health care will improve and be expedited - and the patient will leave the doctor's office feeling as though a healing connection has been created. Doctors should read this book

    Grady Harp

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