For anyone who doesn’t already know, the title of this post is Primary Care Provider Follow-Up (in its elongated form 😂)
It went well! My condition stable 👍🏽 It was a chance to catch up with my doctor 😂 For anyone who knows me, I’m chatty 😂 And I chatted with her 😁
In 👩⚕️ checklist, I talked all about involving a checklist in your care… I did 😂 Before my appointment I messaged my checklist over to my PCP. At the appointment today, I love how she printed out the list and we followed/addressed EVERY point on the list! I felt genuinely involved in my care, not in the least disregarded! 👏🏽
Most of the items on my list was preventive. 🤔 That’s another important aspect to your care. You want it to anticipate potential problems, not just react to them!
Not much may have happened (and that’s a good thing!) but I feel like it strengthened our communication as provider and patient! 👏🏽
My aim with these kinds of posts is to encourage better and more efficient communication (and self-advocacy too!). I don’t want to just say these things, but also employ them in MY care! 🤗