Patient Education

One of the most important components to FM success is having patients who understand the treatment plan.  An educated patients is a compliant patient, and most doctors simply don’t take the time to do this.  One of the most helpful tools you can use to educate your patients is the visual diagram.  Here are a few you can use that might be helpful:

Thyroid and Nutrition:

Consequences of using acid blocking medications:

Feel free to use these images to help educate your patients.  My advice would be to design some of your own images as well.  Remember that most people are visual learners.  They understand concepts visually better than through verbal communication.  Remember that doctor means teacher.  If you take the time to teach your patients, they will comply.  If they comply, they will get better.  If they get better, they will refer you new patients.  Everybody wins.

Committed to your success,

Dr. O

P.S.

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