Be an Ambassador for Your Own Health
Individuals who choose careers in healthcare fields are very often smart and dedicated and genuinely interested in helping each and every one of their patients to achieve their individual health goals. That said, healthcare providers are only human and, moreover, they are very busy humans. Even the very best healthcare provider cannot know everything about every disease. The human body is extremely complex and the science of healthcare is advancing every day; it is unrealistic and potentially dangerous to assume that your healthcare provider will up-to-date on everything related to your specific health needs.
To become an ambassador for your own health, it’s imperative that you take the time to learn about your own disease. You don’t need to have any sort of formal scientific education to improve your understanding of your disease and how it is treated; you need only have a willingness to learn and someone to point you in the right direction. There are plenty of tools and resources available to help you get started on this journey of discovery and assist you along the way.