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How to be a better patient Guide

Dr Prem’s Guide on How to Be a Better Patient
You would like to get the most appropriate medical attention from your medical team. However, the most important aspect in this scenario is the patient, who is you yourself. Yes; there is a lot you can do for yourself as regards getting the best medical care. It is  essential that you take due consideration about various elements involved in better healthcare services, a better patient is always a successful element of better healthcare outcomes.

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This guidebook, aims to provide some tips for you and some ways by which you can be a better patient. So you can enjoy reading this guide book and help yourself to become a better patient and get the best medical care.

As it is rightly said, ‘health is wealth’, protecting your health is very important. While you want to enjoy good health you would also like to care for your wellbeing. In order to protect your health and wellbeing, you would love to know the various aspects of being a better patient.

Choosing your physician
Communicating with your physician
Know about your Medical Condition
Sharing Medical and Personal history
Understand Medical Investigations
Follow Medical Advice
Follow Up for Your Condition
Maintaining a Health Journal (Health Record or Health Diary)
Maintaining online & offline health record
Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Help to prevent medical errors
Preventive measures to avoid health problems

Evaluating healthcare facilities before treatment
Second opinion – What it is? How to go for it?

Following post operative rehabilitation
Taking post-operative care
Following pre-operative instructions

Following post operative rehabilitation

Many surgical procedures are small and do not require much attention after the surgery. However, some surgeries are major ones and need a longer period for complete recovery. It is possible that during this recovery period, along with medical treatment ...

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Taking post-operative care

Just like there is a set of instructions to be followed before the surgery, there is another important list of instructions that you have to follow after the surgery. The patients usually remain in the recovery room for a while ...

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Following pre-operative instructions

Surgery is often a difficult task for the patient. The most important thing is preparing your mind for the surgical treatment. Once you have a strong will and complete faith in your surgeon, there are greater chances of a successful ...

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Following pre-operative instructions

Surgery is often a difficult task for the patient. The most important thing is preparing your mind for the surgical treatment. Once you have a strong will and complete faith in your surgeon, there are greater chances of a successful ...

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Second opinion – What it is? How to go for it?

Medical ailments are treated conservatively as the first choice. Conservative treatment includes medicines, rest and other rehabilitation measures. Sometimes, certain medical conditions do not get better even after completing the recommended treatment for the specified duration. Most of the times, ...

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Help to prevent medical errors

When you are suffering from illness you need medical care. You can reach out for the most efficient hospitals and the best physicians to get the required medical attention. But it is important to understand that you are equally accountable ...

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Preventive measures to avoid health problems

Although medical illnesses are on the rise, medical advancements have made it possible to effectively fight against these illnesses. As for your role, while knowing your medical condition or following medical advice is important, being aware of it and preventing ...

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