Sometimes, it’s hard to find a doctor or nurse who will take you seriously and really listen to your concerns.
And it can be really frustrating when your body is in actual pain and the doctor says nothing is wrong.
So, we’d like to hear from healthcare professionals about red flags that we patients should look for that could tip us off that our doctor visit will be an unproductive one.
Maybe as a nurse, you know that if a doctor isn’t writing down any of the symptoms the patient is describing, the patient should just walk away.
Maybe as a provider, you know it’s all in the bedside manner, and if a doctor feels unsympathetic on the first visit…they’re probably going to stay that way.
Or maybe you’re a doctor and you have advice on questions to ask or things to look out for that would determine if a doctor is really good (or really not good).
In the comments below or through this 100% anonymous Google form, tell us about red flags we should look for in doctors and healthcare providers, and your response could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!