Getting even or driving your doctor crazy

We all try to be a good patient. We try to eat better foods, less red meat more chicken and fish, get 8 hours of sleep, drink less, brush our teeth, floss, yadayadayada...Huffington Post conveniently posted a list of 9 things that drive your doctor crazy:Dr Google - we all know Dr Google is an idiot.Refusal to vaccinate - which has caused more problems later onDemanding antibiotics - they don't fix everythingClaiming you are eating less and working out more but still not losing weight - obviously you aren'tAsking for a quick fix - there is no magic pill (I know this because I ask regularly)I only eat low fat - low fat is good but some fat isn't badI don't have time to come in - really? You have time to go to the gym, work, out to dinner, etc. I can keep smoking as long as I exercise - They don't get itI don't eat carbs - don't demonize a whole group of food. Whole grains are carbs but are good ones.Now that I have this in mind, I can get ready for my rheumatologist appointment this morning. I haven't asked Dr Google much about RA recently so I am probably good. The rest probably won't come up. Except for the magic pill issue... I just ask to make sure nothing has slipped by me.But I have 1:58 left to come up with my list of questions for her.
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer Tags: annoyance doctor appointments doctor questions Source Type: blogs

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Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs
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Source: Behavioral Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Behav Sleep Med Source Type: research
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Source: Breast - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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