Communicating well with the doctor is crucial to ensure the well-being of your health. With proper communication between patient and doctor, there will be less misunderstandings and it can ensure that proper treatment will be in place.  

As patients, we are to be proactive and speak up if something concerns us. Any concerns that are brought up can help the doctor make a correct diagnosis. Speak up if something is left unclear and bring up problems of concern or changes since the previous visit. 

For patients, it can be intimidating to speak up to the doctor if they feel something is not right. A person can have feelings of uncertainty and fear if they need to correct the doctor. It is important for the patient to speak up because they are the only one who knows their body best, and there is no harm in mentioning this concern to the doctor.

When asking the doctor questions, make sure to ask them politely. They are here to help, and it will make things easier to communicate. As a result of proper communication, doctors will receive  higher satisfaction and this will reduce unnecessary investigation to rule out illnesses. As a result, patients are more likely to comply with medical treatment. Clinicians will be willing to investigate further if the patient is respectful when asking for the doctor to investigate.