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Building a Good Doctor Patient Relationship

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  • Written By: St. John's Medical Center
Building a Good Doctor Patient Relationship

In today’s busy world, finding time for routine doctor visits can seem impossible. However, doing so can help build a strong relationship with your primary care doctor, can help with disease prevention, and better treatment along the way. So here’s how you can work towards a better relationship with your doctor:

Keep Up With Routine Visits

By sticking to your annual physical or well visit, you can begin to build a relationship with your doctor. The more they get to know you, the better they'll be able to assess you and treat whatever comes your way. This is especially true when it comes to a family doctor. Since they can treat patients of all ages, sharing a doctor as a family will provide them with knowledge of your family history, allowing them to fully understand your risk of certain illnesses and conditions, leading to better care overall.

Prepare For Your Appointments

Going to the doctor can be overwhelming, making it difficult to remember all the questions you’ve been planning to ask. To make sure everything gets answered, bring a list of questions or concerns. Not only will it allow your doctor to be fully informed, but it will also show them that you are serious about working towards better health.

Find a Doctor You Can Trust

Even if you stick to your appointments and come in with a list of questions, it’s essential to also find a doctor that makes you feel comfortable and respected. After all, they are your first contact when a medical issues happen, so you want one that genuinely cares about your health.

Primary Care in Jackson, Wilson, and Teton County

From family medicine to internal medicine, our Primary Care Providers (PCP) are here to openly listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve overall better health and wellness. Visit our website to find a PCP doctor, today!