The Educated Patient

Taking a Risk with a Chronic Condition

Ask your Doctor if ….. is right for you….

Most physicians are trained to look for a pharmaceutical solution to a health care problem. It makes sense. Someone else has tested the drug to make sure it’s safe. It’s passed all the government tests to make sure it works. Best of all, it’s easy to write a prescription and improves time management for a doctor in a busy practice. It’s quicker to write a prescription than to really listen to a patient. There is no doubt it’s an efficient way to manage healthcare. At least for the doctor. Maybe not so much for you.

The problem is that many prescription medications don’t work that well. They often come with unwelcome side effects. Sometimes they were only tested on adult males and don’t work the same way on women or children but are prescribed anyways because they’re human, right?

Ask your doctor about options to prescription medication. Do your own research and suggest your own. Have a conversation instead of taking orders. You can do it because that’s what I did!

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