I am a mom with five kids and for better or worse plenty of experience at the doctor's office. I've dealt with everything from ear infections to misdiagnoses of severe hearing loss to multiple allergies. Wanting to connect to and inspire other moms I wrote Little Patient Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey. Now I speak to groups about trusting our gut, advocating for our children and being open to all options.
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  • Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick says: "This question is for you. Whatever you ask your doctor, ask from the nurse as well. They are a wealth of knowledge and can help you by directing you to specific questions you would not have thought of."

  • Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick says: "It's important to understand why you have to follow through with a doctor's diagnosis. Sometimes it will impress upon us how important it is to do so, other times we'll find that maybe there is another way to approach the situation."

  • Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick says: "It doesn't matter if you are at the eye doctor, ask if the trouble with your eye could be related to back pain. The body is a whole machine. Things that seem unrelated, may very well be connected."

  • Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick says: "This opens the door for your doctor to share something he would not otherwise do. Also, it is an opportunity for you to explain to your doctor other treatments you may be doing that may effect what the doctor recommends."
  • This question helps your doctor to keep an open mind and encourages your doctor to try to look at a situation from another perspective.
    Source: littlepatientbigdoctor.com
    Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick says: "You never know what you'll hear."

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