At Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, we care about the health of our patients, so we go above and beyond to ensure you feel comfortable being honest. However, particularly for men, it can be difficult to open up about certain problems. However, you do not have to struggle with your health concerns alone. When you come to Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, you have a safe space. However, there are other steps you can take to better your chances of getting the most out of our men’s health clinic. In particular, studies show that having a good relationship with your doctor leads to better health outcomes in patients. Here are some of our tips for what you can do to build a good relationship with your doctor:
People often play a passive role with their doctors. A great way to build a relationship with your doctor is to be assertive. Tell your physician upfront that you want to be part of the decision-making process, and ask respectfully for a clear diagnosis. Become involved in your care beyond just listing symptoms.
Be honest with your doctor, not only about your health concerns and symptoms, but with how you feel. If you are displeased with your care, be honest with your doctor. At Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, we value the feedback of our patients so that we can tailor your care to your needs.
When you see a specialist or any other doctor, be sure that your primary physician has a record of your visit. This gives your doctor a complete picture of your health. Additionally, take notes or record your discussions with your doctor so you can have a record of your exact conversations. This will make it easier for both you and your physician to pick up where you left off.
Men’s health has unique challenges; at Men’s Vitality Center, we are experts, and would love to build a relationship with you that aids your health. Contact us today.