Patient Self Diagnosis: Good or Bad?
Have you ever had a friend or family member ask you your thoughts about a symptom they had, or even just googled a symptom for a self diagnosis? At Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic, a few of our own practitioners came together to discuss their perceptions regarding the worldwide web, how congested it can become with false information, and how it could lead to patients feeling confused and anxious before their appointments. (more…)
On Tuesday September 18th is the annual, “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day.” This holiday occurs on the 3rd Tuesday in September. We all have family and friends that we go the extra mile to make them happy. Whether it’s bringing them flower or taking them out for lunch. We enjoy taking the time and providing what they like or need to brighten up their day. One aspect of our life that may be over looked is our health. According to the American Cancer Society, many Americans wait until it is a medical emergency. By staying up to date on your health and regularly seeing a health care professional you can take steps to prevent emergencies from happening. (more…)