How to handle misinformed patients.
Patient attitudes can often be more challenging than their health conditions. Here are strategies to deal with the most common issues.
Focus on trust and communication
To improve health outcomes, today’s physicians must be able to communicate effectively with their patients. One approach many experts encourage physicians to use is motivational interviewing (MI), a series of techniques to get at the root of patient concerns and help encourage them to make healthy behavior changes.
Information is certainly not going to slow down, so doctors should come up with a plan to keep up so they are ready to have informed conversations with patients.
A career as a physician comes with many challenges and hardships, so it's important to know who to turn to when you feel less than satisfied with your work.
Pros and cons of outsourcing versus managing it yourself
Successful practices will review and establish new financial policies, do a better job of educating patients, and consider cash-pay services.
Patient care may be the most common career path for physicians, but it isn't the only one out there.
Ob/gyns who are open, accepting and supportive of the SGM community can help eliminate critical health disparities and also reap benefits for their practices.