Have you ever been in a situation where you’re just not feeling it with a doctor? After Violet was born, her doctor and I were not on the same page. The doctor insisted that she was too small, that she wasn’t gaining enough weight and we needed to immediately make a follow up appointment to check for adequate weight gain, I was skeptical.
I remembered back to when Olivia was under a year, and we were given advice from her fantastic pediatrician, that kids grow at their own pace. If they’re eating, and if they’re drinking and if they’re thriving – they’re probably fine. As a second time Mom, I was confident enough to trust myself.
Leaving the appointment with her advice to come back in seven days to ensure that she’s gaining a certain amount of weight, I walked out the door knowing we weren’t going to set foot in that office again.
We were going to have to find a new doctor – and begin this process again.
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It used to be that finding a new doctor meant going through the history of lab work, imaging and hospital visits.
Digital health enables health care providers easier access to health records, prescription records and lab results in order to provide more efficient care.
With current technology, the meet-and-greet with a new doctor was streamlined. He had access to information like the latest lab work and imaging, and was able to fill in the history and even highlight something from months before that required follow up and re-testing. He even had the results from a recent hospital visit, ensuring that proper follow up was achieved before we left the office.
Private and secure digital health systems means that we were able to save time in the office, the new physician was able to effectively to do his job and that the appointment was quick, effortless and gave a simple introduction between a new patient and the physician.
Secure online health systems make it simple to transfer information to a new physician, but also makes it easier when we’re ready to book appointments. Appointments I can book online make life easier because I don’t have to worry about the screaming kids in the background, getting on the phone between the regular office hours and I can book the appointments when I’m running through my to-do list for the next day at one in the morning after everyone’s asleep.
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