Medical advice is a new trend that has taken the world by storm. Many people can get their basic questions answered in their own homes. There are benefits to this type of consulting, and here are some of them:
– Many problems can be solved with diet changes and/or daily exercise.
– It helps you uncover potential problems before it escalates into a life-threatening condition
– You’ll learn more about your body with each consultation, increasing self-knowledge and awareness!
Medical advice can also be valuable long term. You’ll learn how to take better care of yourself. The doctor will advise on preventing illness in the future. This serves as an important way of knowing how your body’s working and how it should be working for you.
How do consults work?
Most doctors will work with you via telephone, email, or some other electronic means. These procedures vary by the doctor. So please ask beforehand. The main point with medical advising is to try to make the option available for everyone. This way, there are no barriers, and all people can get involved.
Some doctors will have a home office where patients can go in person to speak with them, while others will work out of a medical centre. This is completely up to you.
Here are some guidelines to follow when you consult a doctor:
– It’s helpful to get an appointment with the doctor. So, unless they can see you today, don’t call back. Call first, then come in on your next day off (or the next free time) to make an appointment. This way, you can be sure that they are available and on board with the idea of advising.
– Do your background research on how people usually get advice via a consult. Is it via a website, or is the advisor in their office? Is the advice given via email, or is it face-to-face?
– Some doctors will ask for your email address or cell phone number. They will give you a list of questions to answer before you see them. They then will send you an email afterward with your answers. Do not include any sensitive personal information (birthdate, phone numbers, etc.) if this is the case.
– Dress for medical advising in a way that is appropriate for the setting. For example, if you are going to an office or in person, dress nicely. If it’s via email or telephone, then wear something comfortable and casual.
– Bring a copy of all your medical history, medications, supplements, and diet.
– You may not feel comfortable speaking about the illness via email or telephone. In such a case, you can ask to meet with the doctor (in person or in their office, depending on your doctor). They will most likely have the option of meeting with you in their office.