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How can I effectively communicate with my doctor in 5 minutes?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Like 400-char limit!
We can't fit decades of professional training & experience into a tweet, and you can't fit your lifetime of experience, background, current symptoms and questions into 5 minutes (much less share all that & have time for us to answer)! :-) welcome to our imperfect healthcare system. Advocate for yourself & your family, and don't be afraid to tell your doc you have more questions and need more time.

In brief: Like 400-char limit!
We can't fit decades of professional training & experience into a tweet, and you can't fit your lifetime of experience, background, current symptoms and questions into 5 minutes (much less share all that & have time for us to answer)! :-) welcome to our imperfect healthcare system. Advocate for yourself & your family, and don't be afraid to tell your doc you have more questions and need more time.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Larry Stewart
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Depends on where the injury is located and to what extent you are willing to subject yourself to surgery and recovery for what is mos likely a minimal injury and may have no log term effects.

In brief: Maybe
Depends on where the injury is located and to what extent you are willing to subject yourself to surgery and recovery for what is mos likely a minimal injury and may have no log term effects.
Dr. Larry Stewart
Dr. Larry Stewart
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Dr. Larry Stewart
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Minimal
This is a common surgical procedure and has minimal side effects.
Most pain is easily controlled by prescription meds for a day or two and then otc meds. Many people can just take otc meds.

In brief: Minimal
This is a common surgical procedure and has minimal side effects.
Most pain is easily controlled by prescription meds for a day or two and then otc meds. Many people can just take otc meds.
Dr. Larry Stewart
Dr. Larry Stewart
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Dr. Larry Stewart
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: List
When your sick is not a good time to communicate about anything.
Make a list of issues and questions before you attend the consultation. Also have an up to date medical hsitory and medication list - this saves a ton of time.

In brief: List
When your sick is not a good time to communicate about anything.
Make a list of issues and questions before you attend the consultation. Also have an up to date medical hsitory and medication list - this saves a ton of time.
Dr. Larry Stewart
Dr. Larry Stewart
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Think ahead
Write it down. Your symptoms, your concerns, your questions.
If you aren't getting the time you need, find a different doctor. There are still some listeners out there.

In brief: Think ahead
Write it down. Your symptoms, your concerns, your questions.
If you aren't getting the time you need, find a different doctor. There are still some listeners out there.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You can't
Write it down though. It helps.

In brief: You can't
Write it down though. It helps.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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