March 25, 2010 at 10:49 am , by Emily Chau
He just won’t listen. I don’t understand him. He never hears me out. Sound familiar? I’m not talking about your relationship with your husband. I’m talking about the one with your doctor.
You get an average of 20 minutes of face-time with your physician. That seems like barely enough time to get all your body parts checked out, let alone discuss any health questions you might have. The good news: you don’t have to wait for health care reform to take effect to make over your relationship with your doc. LHJ talked to actress Andie MacDowell and Richard Carmona, M.D., president of Canyon Ranch Institute and the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, about how you can get the most out of your doctor’s visit.