Teachable Minutes: Being Truthful to Your Doctor

 

medical workerHi, this is Jeremy from the medical assistant program at Rogue Community College.

Did you know that being truthful to your doctor can improve your overall health?

It’s true, our medical assistant students know that people who withhold information from their doctor are more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and their doctor could misdiagnose their condition, or misread signs or symptoms which could put them at an increased risk of early onset of diabetes or heart attack and stroke.

Sure, sometimes people feel like certain information is not important or maybe they are too uncomfortable to discuss the truth with their doctor.

Studies show when you are truthful with your doctor, he or she has the necessary information to diagnose your condition correctly, and design a treatment plan that will work for you.

This is why our medical assistant students are advocates for being truthful with your doctor.

For more information about being a medical assistant, visit our website roguecc.edu.

One Reply to “Teachable Minutes: Being Truthful to Your Doctor”

  1. Thanks Jeremy! It makes sense to me that truthful sharing would impact a doctor’s decisions or diagnosis. I wonder if you can give an example or two of why or how information being withheld can relate to being more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?

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