Four Questions to ask your Doctor

During the year, I encountered many situations where family/friends had to face tough medical choices such as opting for surgeries, MRIs, biopsies or complicated treatments; sometimes it is not straightforward especially when there are high risks and prohibitive costs...

Contrary to common belief, doctors do not always know what's best for us and so, we need to always ask the doctor the following 4 questions before making a major decision:

  1. Is this really necessary?
  2. What are the risks?
  3. Are there other options?
  4. What happens if I don't do anything? 

More details in the original TED talk which recommended the above:


 

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