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5 Key Things You Need To Know In Order To Build A Successful Relationship With Your GP

For every relationship in life to work and be harmonious there has to be a give and take attitude from both parties. Be it husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend or just friends. You have to be able to give as much as you take from the other person. The same scenario can and should be applied to your relationship with your General Practitioner.A GP is a doctor who treats patients with minor or chronic illnesses and refers those with serious conditions to a hospital. We all feel under the weather sometimes, and need to visit the doctor here and there. It is important for one to have a regular GP to support ongoing physical and mental wellbeing.

Here is why you should work on developing a harmonious relationship with your GP;

  • A GP can allay your fears; a GP is a trained professional they can GIVE you advice on health problems, vaccinations, examinations and treatment, prescriptions for medicines and refer you to other health services and social service if there be a need.
  • GP can answer your questions; they will be able to answer any question you might have about your ailment or your general health. There are some people who might say this is not necessary as they can just “google about it”, but remember not all medical facts on the internet should be taken to heart you need a professional to do a proper diagnosis.
  • They won’t judge your character; some of us may find ourselves suffering from a very embarrassing condition e.g. a big sore or rash on your genitals, but don’t worry about all that when you visit your GP they are not there to judge your character. There are trained medical professionals and as such adhere to a strict patient to doctor confidentiality policy. Unlike the risk of telling a friend or relative who could go around telling people, a GP will never gossip about your condition or judge you.
  • A GP will not only help you when you are unwell, but he/she will ensure that you stay healthy and fit.
  • As a good patient always TAKE all the advice he/she gives you to heart and make sure to TAKE time out of your busy schedule to visit your GP. Regular visit will help prevent any illness before it happens. And remember prevention is better than cure.

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