Only a Diagnosis is not a Diagnosis


When you have a medical problem and a doctor tell you the name of the diagnosis, you are expecting something more. These are the characteristics that we think must be included in this moment between a patient and a doctor…

1. Grade the severity of the problem: low, medium, high

2.Establish a follow-up plan , with advices about  signs of alarm

3. The patient must feel the real expertise of the doctor

4. The patient must feel a real interest from the side of the doctor

5. Share decisions and discuss the preferences of the patient.

6. The doctor always should transmit hope.