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Author Topic: The importance of disclosure in a medical setting  (Read 2527 times)

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Offline webontheweb

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The importance of disclosure in a medical setting
« on: July 14, 2009, 11:07:57 AM »
I am recovering from a knee scope done last week- doing just great, thank you!- and want to share the experience with you.
This is the second time I have used this doctor but the first time, 2 years ago, I did not know I was positive.  I informed the doctor about this at my first revisit with him and he could not have been more supportive.  He said that it really did not make that much of a difference as the used Universal health precautions, but I stated that it IS important for everyone involved to know and take that extra precaution.  All the staff at the hospital were wicked cool, I was even able to update them on treatments and changes in meds, etc. as most of these professionals had not had a brush up since the mid 90"s.  Their ideas of what was going on were absolutely old fashioned. 
All of them were amazed that I am only on one pill-Atripla-  While it is a "combo" drug, they were amazed that is was one pill, once a day.
All in all a great experience and we all learned a lot from the visit.
Keep your medical providers in the loop- this includes eye doctors and dentists.  There are things that they can check for when you have your visit with them.

Offline veritas

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Re: The importance of disclosure in a medical setting
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 01:06:28 PM »


Good advice web! Glad your experience went well.

v

 


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