There are a lot of doctors in this world. Not all doctors treat the same. Some are wham bam thank you ma’am! and others take their time to listen. For some, the first approach is perfect for them. There are a lot of people that just like to know what the doctor thinks and leaves. Just like there are others who need the hug and care. Not everyone is building the same when it comes how we receive care… everyone has a different personality. And today I’m writing on the basics of caring is…along with giving you ten ways to know how to receive and look for care!
First of all, what is caring, and how is it seen? That in itself is like beauty… in the eye of the beholder to be honest. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Care can be seen as a noun or a verb.
The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
‘the care of the elderly’
‘the child is safe in the care of her grandparents’
Serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk.
‘he planned his departure with great care’
An object of concern or attention.
‘the cares of family life’
A feeling of or occasion for anxiety.
‘she was driving along without a care in the world’
(often with negative) Feel concern or interest; attach importance to something.
‘they don’t care about human life’
with clause ‘I don’t care what she says’
Feel affection or liking.
‘you care very deeply for him’
Care for something/care to do something Like or be willing to do or have something.
‘would you care for some tea?’
‘I don’t care to listen to him’
Care for Look after and provide for the needs of.
‘he has numerous animals to care for’ ” (Oxford Dictionaries)
….. *Fingers breathe!* that is a whole lotta caring! lol
Back to the Tens…
So, see… caring on its own is a lot. I want you to think about yourself because looking for a doctor that fits you is very important. What do you think Care is…That is also what is important to realize too? And how do you obtain it?
Here are some ways to help you choose and help you think through:
- Do You feel safe with your doctor to tell them the truth enough for them to care? It is important to be able to honest with your doctor on how you are feeling. It is one of many most important ways they are able to help you. May it be your internists, chiropractor, psychologist… people in the health field are there to help and serve you to become the best you can be!
- Does your doctor ask questions? If your doctor is not asking questions (especially in the beginning), I would think twice about that Doctor. Because Doctors NEED to ask questions (even though some of the questions may sound weird). How else to they know what’s up with you? I mean I get someone telling the doctor everything. But a few questions are necessary still (so my doctor friends tell me).
- Are you in the right specialist? does your doctor know and trained to be the doctor you need them to be? You defiantly don’t want to see a Knee doctor for your kidney stones… lets just say…no. 🙂
- Does the doctor explain things to you? Good doctors are the ones who not only tell you what’s up, they also explain things to you. In other words, can you truly understand everything they are telling you? Some doctors don’t explain things and they let the patient google it. Let’s let Google be a search Engine and Let’s let the Train doctor’s do their job! If they are not doing their job…well time for a new one.
- Does his staff make you happy or sad? This is very important to look at. His team will not always be perfect, but are you able to smile at them? Having a positive surrounding when you are looking for a doctor is necessary. WHY? because if God forbid, you get bad news, you will need to have awesome people who will be able to empathize or help you through the beginning result.
I hope you find a doctor who will be able to not only treat you, but one that has true bedside manners of kindness and honesty. By taking time to learn who your doctor is, you are taking care of yourself in more ways than one.
Hope this helps.