Doctor Offers Advice On Navigating The Healthcare System

Now that the healthcare debate is temporarily over, doctors have some advice for navigating the healthcare system. Family physician Dr. Jennifer Aloff tells us patients need to remember to communicate clearly with the office staff about the reason for the visit so they can block out enough time with the doctor.

Nowadays, people have such high deductibles and they are trying to limit their co-pays and limit their out-of-pocket costs, but sometimes they’re undercutting the quality of the help we can provide them when they try and cram too much into one visit,” Aloff said.

Aloff also says it’s essential your doctor has your complete medical history. Don’t assume because they’re doing electronic records that one doctor can see what another doctor has on you.