WATCH NOW: Iowa presidential candidate forum from Council Bluffs. Appearing: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

Reply
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
2397
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,397 Views
Message 1 of 36
Thank You for your kudos. I was an active RN (until 5yrs ago), for 36yrs. I met a number of people who became overwhelmed by the the amount of information or a diagnosis, who walked out of the Doctors office or hospital with only a vague recollection of what had been said including my parents. I was always pro my patients, but you cannot make anyone hear what they don't want hear at least at first hearing it.
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2397
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
2439
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,439 Views
Message 2 of 36

@oaklandpat wrote:

Close to 5 years now.


That's great  Hope it working well for you : )

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2439
Views
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
2464
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,464 Views
Message 3 of 36

Thank you.  The reason I recorded my session was because I thought I might forget things.  Especially since a total knee replacement is a serious operation.  

Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2464
Views
Conversationalist
0
Kudos
2467
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,467 Views
Message 4 of 36
Thank you :-)
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2467
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
2470
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,470 Views
Message 5 of 36

Close to 5 years now.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2470
Views
Treasured Social Butterfly
0
Kudos
2511
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,511 Views
Message 6 of 36

@oaklandpat wrote:

I recorded, with permission, a conversation with a potential knee surgeoun.  He spent the whole time talking about my weight (after already losing 40 pounds).   My weight has been a struggle my whole life.  I left feeling terrible.  Since I am very sensitive about this issue, I did not know if I was just being overly sensitive, so I played it back the next day.    It was not me, he was awful.  I decided not to use this doctor.  My new knee is very strong and I am very active today.


Glad you decided to use another Dr. congrats on your new knee. How long have you had it?

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
2511
Views
Frequent Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
2541
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,541 Views
Message 7 of 36

Good for you, Oakland Pat.  There are some doctors who think that because they're doctors they're some "devine being" and can talk rudely to their patients.  I'm glad you had the gaul and sense to get a "real" doctor, and also happy for you that your knee is better.

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2541
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
2542
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,542 Views
Message 8 of 36
Check out Medical Memory, the patient is the only one with access to it.
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2542
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
2544
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,544 Views
Message 9 of 36
That is what I liked about my surgeon using Medical Memory, they ask on every visit if they can record the visit. I'm the only one with access to the recording, which means they cannot go in & edit the visit.
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2544
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
2546
Views

Re: Should you record your conversations with your doctor?

2,546 Views
Message 10 of 36
Glad for you OaklandPat, you reviewed your visit & made your decision to go with someone else who obviously respected YOU & who you could trust. As it should be.
Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
2546
Views