Holistic health view
Build a relationship between GPs and patients to be able to address health holistically.
Why the contribution is important
GPs are only focused on the one health issue the patient presents at the time. They don't review notes and look for trends and patterns. They don't consider the wider picture.
For instance, i received a recall notice for a blood test. It only tested for heart disease. On my file there should be notes about fatigue, previous iron level tests, B12 injections, heavy bleeding, and with my age - likely perimenopause. Why not check iron and hormone levels and thyroid function (also another thing on file is 20 years of swollen neck glands).
Ask more questions. Dive deeper. Refer back. Follow up. Invest more time in your patients. Actually get to know them.
I see my chiropractor monthly. She knows WAY more about me personally, physically, and mentally than any doctor i have ever had. Beyond chiropractic care she supports my mental health because she is a regular, consistent check in and she gets it. The best money spent ever.
Relationships, consistency and regularity matter.
by Cindy on March 17, 2023 at 08:23AM