Thinking of getting a doctors appointment, and just wanted to clear sommat up quickly.
If there are several issues (of varying importance and subject), can you go through them all in one appointment? Or do most doctors prefer to tackle just one issue per appointment?
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- Thread Starter
- 15-11-2008 18:23
- 15-11-2008 18:30
My old doctors used to have a rule of 2 issues per appointment. You only get 10 minutes, don't forget.
- 15-11-2008 18:33
When you book it tell the receptionist you want to talk about more than one thing, and they can book you in for a longer appointment.
(Original post by hayyleyy)
- 15-11-2008 18:35
just say everything you're concerned about
its their job to listen and help after all
THe answer to the question is no. Most doctors say one issue per appointment. So if you have an itchy rash on your foot, and are also down because you just got dumped and unable to sleep then make two appointments.
If you book a double appointment and then don't need all the time the doctor won't mind. However, if you booka single appointment and then take in an accumulated list of medical problems they may well just say 'which si the bigest problem today' and only discuss that.
I certainly do.
- 15-11-2008 18:37
I asked the receptionist this question and got told if it was likely to take 10 minutes (which it didn't and I knew it wouldn't) then I need to make more than one appointment.