Working With Your Doctor

Creator:   Editor
Created:   9/12/2013
Contains:  31 items
This collection contains articles from Neurology Now on working with your doctor, such as how to prepare for an office visit, how to coordinate your care, and more.

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Going on Record: Patients have a right to their medical records but often don't know how to access them. Electronic systems and a concept known as open notes are changing that.

Laliberte, Richard

Neurology Now. 12(6):36-45, December/January 2016.

Patients have a right to their medical records but often don't know how to access them. Electronic systems and a concept known as open notes are changing that.

6 Questions About Blood Pressure: A recent trial recommends a lower blood pressure target to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. A stroke expert interprets the results.

Hiscott, Rebecca

Neurology Now. 12(1):17, February/March 2016.

Ask Your Doctor: Important questions about lower blood pressure recommendations.

Choosing Wisely: Don't Waste Your Money on Unnecessary Medical Care

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 9(2):23-25, April-May 2013.

In 2009, an estimated $750 billion dollars were spent on wasted medical services. So, which medical tests are being overprescribed? In this article, neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., reports on the AAN's top five picks for neurologic treatments and tests that may be overused, and explains how to choose your care more wisely.

Be Prepared!: How to make the most of office time with your neurologist.

Avitzur, Orly

Neurology Now. 8(6):28-32, December-january 2012.

Are you making the most of your office visit? Neurologist Orly Avitzur, M.D., and her colleagues share their tips on how to plan ahead, use your appointment time wisely, and communicate effectively in order to get the best care. This is must-read advice for patients and caregivers alike.

University of Google: How to find trustworthy medical information online.

Valeo, Tom

Neurology Now. 7(5):64-65, October/November 2011.

Answers to readers' questions about plasmapheresis for myasthenia gravis, Moyamoya disease, and the effects of radiation on the brain and spinal cord.



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