Do you know how to see a doctor?
It is not easy to see a doctor, but if you know the basics of getting medical treatment, you can make the time of the clinic less effective. We have integrated the recommendations of hospital administrators, clinicians and outpatient directors in more than a dozen well-known top three hospitals in China, summarizing the tips for seeing a doctor!
First, find the right doctor
1, the first time to see a doctor
The first is to choose a hospital. It is recommended that patients with unclear conditions prefer an authoritative general hospital, rather than a specialist hospital. The former covers a wider range of diseases, and if necessary, they refer patients to specialist hospitals.
2, How to know good doctor or not
The so-called famous doctor, of course, refers to a famous doctor, but a famous name does not mean that there is a true skill. Seeing a doctor is different from chasing a star. Some famous doctors rely on self-promotion, and with the subjective evaluation in the society, the fame is getting bigger and bigger; some famous doctors are good at dealing with the media, leaders and people from all walks of life, and they are most easily praised by peers; others have read several degrees. The main focus is on applying for scientific research topics and publishing papers. But what we really need is a strong clinician—that is, a doctor who will see a doctor.
To understand the actual clinical ability of a doctor, the most reliable method is to listen to peer evaluation. If necessary, you may wish to go to a small hospital with fewer sub-divisions and have a frank exchange with the doctor. For example, if a relative has to do cataract surgery, I will consult an ophthalmologist. If two doctors tell me that Dr. Zhang is doing this kind of surgery, there is basically no mistake.
3, the young doctor
When choosing a doctor , don’t blindly believe in “old experts.”
The doctor’s golden age is 40 to 60 years old. It is best to find a doctor like this. Their experience and physical strength are at their peak. Moreover, each doctor’s expertise is different, so look up and choose a doctor with strong professionalism, rich experience in treatment, and good reputation.
4, see a doctor like “falling in love”
Seeing a doctor is the same as falling in love, and it is appropriate to go on. If it is not suitable, change one.
If you are a chronically ill person, if you feel that you can talk to this expert and the treatment effect is not bad, then you should set it down with this expert, don’t just change the doctor, be specific, don’t “fancy.” Over time, the doctor is familiar with your condition, and the doctor has an understanding of the old patient.
If the doctor is not tempered, the communication is not pleasant, or after a period of treatment, the effect is not satisfactory, then you need to change to a doctor.
Second, about registration
1, first check the number
If you have uncomfortable eyes, go to the ophthalmology department. If you have bleeding, go to the dentistry department. If you have a diarrhea, look for a digestive doctor. The first time I go to the hospital, if I don’t know which department to register for, I can go to the clinic.
2, the first time to hang the ordinary number
The first visit, the expert clinic and the general clinic are the same, such as: detailed consultation, physical examination, related examinations, tests, etc. Therefore, it is advisable to treat the general outpatient clinic as a “guided medical desk”. After various inspection results come out, select experts as needed.
3, at most 9:00 in the morning
The peak of the outpatient registration is generally 7 to 9 o’clock, and the peak of the treatment is around 9 o’clock. Many patients are accustomed to seeing a doctor early in the morning. If it is not an emergency, you can go late in the morning or in the afternoon. Some experts have to check the room or surgery in the morning, but have time in the afternoon. This way, avoiding the peak period, seeing a doctor quickly, taking medicine is fast.
In addition, patients are more concentrated on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you want to see your illness easily, consider Thursday and Friday. There are still many experts who do not have time to visit from Monday to Friday, but instead choose to see a doctor on Saturday.
Third, about the visit
1,Be the last patient
If you find yourself the last patient when you see a doctor, don’t be annoyed. Generally, you want to get more detailed consultation. Except for the top five patients, the last patient, the doctor will generally explain more patience.
2, how to describe the condition?
The first is the chief complaint. The doctor actually only wants to know the main reason for your medical treatment. It is medically called the main complaint, that is, the main symptoms plus time. It is the most painful or most obvious symptom of your visit to the hospital. How long does it take, such as three days of abdominal pain and one day of fever? This is a very clear complaint. The time of the outpatient clinic is limited, the doctor does not welcome the chaotic description, and the situation is too detailed, it is useless. The doctor wants to know, he will ask you.
The second is the history of the disease, which is the whole process after the illness, including how to start the disease, when it starts, what are the characteristics, what changes, what are the causes, whether there are predisposing factors, whether there are accompanying symptoms, where to go after the illness Have seen, done any checks and have no treatment.
3, with the whole case can do less inspection
Patients should keep their previous medical records and information in good condition – without such information, it is too bad!
The medical record records the patient’s medical history and important examination, diagnosis and treatment results. If the data is lacking, the patient can not tell the disease, not only waste the time of the treatment, but also do repeated examinations, so the patient must pay attention to his medical history, not Look at a disease and buy a new medical record, remember to bring it every time you see a doctor.
Fourth, about treatment
1, remember to ask the doctor about the drug cycle
The specific instructions for taking the method will be there, but the length of time the drug needs to be eaten varies from person to person and from disease to disease. Many patients will forget to consult and be forced to queue up again for this problem.
2, tell your doctor about your financial situation
Doctors and patients are a pair of “partners” who are “comrades” who join forces to “combat” the disease. When you talk to your doctor about your treatment plan, talk to your attending physician about the cost of treatment and explain your financial affordability. With this in mind, doctors can better choose the right one for you based on your financial situation.
For example, participating in a new drug clinical study not only provides patients with a free treatment opportunity, but also increases the chances that the patient may cure or improve the efficacy.
3, after hospitalization, know your doctor
The doctors in the ward are generally divided into three levels:
The first level is a resident doctor, mostly a small doctor who has just graduated. The experience is not very rich, but it will give a detailed understanding of the patient’s condition and physical condition;
The second level is the attending physician, who is in charge of several first-level residents. If it is surgery, it is probably the first assistant at the time of surgery and directly participates in the core part of the operation;
The higher level is the third-level experts, who are basically professors (director physicians) or associate professors (deputy chief physicians). They must be surgeons during surgery. The daily treatment of patients in the whole ward will be reported to him by the second-level attending physician. Listen to his advice to modify the treatment plan.
Therefore, it is best to know who the resident doctor and the attending physician are responsible for, and contact them in time for any problems during treatment. Because the ward doctors have to work shifts 24 hours a day, sometimes the doctors who are hospitalized in the night shift are not necessarily the doctors in charge in the future. These can be understood clearly by the head nurse in the ward.