Your relationship with your doctor is an important piece of your health. You are a team: you tell the doctor about how you feel day to day, and the doctor provides information to keep you as healthy as possible. Finding the best doctor for you and communicating honestly with that doctor are essential.
Your relationship with your doctor will be a long one, so go for the best fit: comfort, knowledge, and confidence.
If you’re not happy with your doctor, can you improve or strengthen confidence and communication? We can help if you would like support in figuring it out.
If you get your general care at a drop in clinic, it can be tough to have a consistent relationship with one doctor. Some clinics do make appointments, so try to see the same doctor each time.
Talking to your doctor honestly is important. Doctors can seem intimidating, but they don’t know everything. They need complete information from you to use their knowledge to help. Talk honestly about things that might affect your health, including stressors, lifestyle challenges, alcohol and drug use.
To make the most of your appointments:
If you need to talk with someone before or after your appointment, we’re here.