18. Your Doctor Doesn’t Take Your Ideas Into Consideration
Maybe you are hesitant about beginning a new medication and would prefer to try a lifestyle change instead, like getting more exercise. Perhaps you are concerned about the potential side effects, but he or she doesn’t seem too worried about your concerns. Doctors who have nothing to hide will be prepared to address your concerns and take your ideas into consideration.
Maybe you think that your symptoms could be pointing to something other than what your physician is suggesting, but he or she doesn’t take your thoughts seriously. But you are the patient, and you are the one experiencing the symptoms. If your doctor doesn’t put your ideas into consideration, it may be time to find a new one.