9 Doctor’s Office Mistakes You’re Making

Doctor with patient
Doctors aren’t perfect. But sometimes, patients unknowingly do things that may sabotage successful treatment. Are you doing certain things in the doctor’s office that prevent you from getting the quality care you need?

Most doctors see their relationship with their patients as a partnership, where both of you need to work together.

Here are the top 10 things doctors want you to either stop or start doing, so that they can take better care of you.

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Stop talking on your cell phone while you’re in the exam room. Your health is an important thing…the phone call can wait.

Stop lying. From sexual practices to bad eating habits, many patients choose not to disclose the full truth to their physicians. Unfortunately, the only way a doctor can treat you to the best of their ability is if they have as complete a picture as possible about your particular health needs. Stop being so afraid that your doctor will judge you, and start telling them the truth.