How organized is your doctor?

Most doctors are overworked and many are burned out. How can you be sure that your doctor will follow up on those important blood tests that were ordered?

I suggest, the next time you are at your doctor’s office, that you try to figure out how organized your doctor is.

Just ask, as a friendly aside, “how overworked are you?” Try to understand how much they dislike their electronic medical record (the majority will hate it).

Is your doctor good at following-up and contacting you with test results, coordination of care, etc? Some physicians are, but many aren’t, because they are overworked and disorganized.

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