The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us as patients and medical practices to make changes. But the pandemic does not mean you need to stop seeing your doctors or considering procedures that you feel are important to you like LASIK or medically necessary like cataract surgery. As the patient, you can be your own best advocate. Being fully informed about your health and safety while in a doctor’s office means you need to be proactive and start asking questions to make sure you feel comfortable. Discover the questions you should ask your doctor’s office prior to your next visit.
Whether there’s a pandemic or not, the cleanliness of a doctor’s office should always be a priority. However, with a pandemic, it has become even more critical. It’s essential to ask the right questions to clear up any potential concerns you have. Here are some examples:
While you are in your doctor’s office, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable at any point, especially when you are interacting with medical staff in close proximity. Some of the questions you can ask about staff safety precautions:
Inherently going to a doctor’s office will require you to be near other people. Therefore, it’s important that you understand what steps your doctor’s office is taking to ensure all of the people in that medical office are safe. Some of the questions you can ask about personal safety precautions are:
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