Let’s talk about talking to doctors
You know how more women are
saying their doctor doesn’t listen?
If this is you, I can help,
I’ve been there too.
Have you ever felt frustrated and unheard when trying to communicate with your doctor?
…forgot to mention something really important,
…added more questions to your growing list of unanswered ones,
…felt upset for days.
If your answer is yes, you are not alone.
I’ve been there too… just like you.
The truth is, even with great doctors, the conventional way you talk to a doctor – is not enough.
It’s simply an old familiar style that needs a whole new approach (said with love).
As a registered nurse for nearly 20 years, I saw firsthand how conversations with doctors impacted lives long after the exam room visit.
What Women Are Saying…
I’ve been at the side of women crying out of frustration and listened on telephone calls to what’s keeping them up at night when information was missing or miscommunicated.
When your next steps aren’t crystal clear, caring for yourself feels more like you’re putting together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle without a final picture to guide you.
And it takes a tremendous toll on your mind, body, and spirit.
I know because when my mother was ill, we struggled to get clear on what each doctor said, and after each visit, we made so many follow-up telephone calls to make sure we had it right.
Since then, I learned how you can champion your communication.
I help women to infuse their voice in their care, clearly communicate what they want to say, and have a real plan of action so they can partner with their doctor and never leave another doctor’s visit feeling unheard again.
With few conversations as significant or scary as talking to a doctor, yours should be carefully curated, clear, and consistent to get you through your care – beginning to end – no matter why you need care.
What Women Are Saying…
“ My telephone appointment with my doctor just went all over the place. We were like two people driving in a snowstorm and trying to snatch the steering wheel from each other. It took me days to calm down afterwards. After working with Kathy, her guidance was a game-changer for my next telephone appointment and I’ve used her training again with success! ”
Why focus on women? Because what you do is so extraordinary!
As a woman, you may have one or many people who depend on you for all kinds of support and to be there for them…
…Your health is everything.
While it may not be surprising that women use the health care system at a higher percentage than men, women are also most likely to be at the side of a friend or an aging parent at their doctor visits.
Every day women advocate and become informal caregivers for friends and loved ones, without ever being guided through any part of the health care system – being a support person is an act of love – and courage!