Doctors interrupt patients 18 seconds into an office visit, on average. Given this fact, patients who seek to maximize their healthcare must learn how to speak so that doctors will listen. There are three communication skills that, when applied to a doctor’s visit, can increase odds that your physician will hear, and help solve the problem.
1st – Prepare what you will say.
2nd – Know what you would like to achieve.
3rd – Formulate collaborative questions.