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What to ask a podiatrist?

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jun 17, 2023 | Replies (58)

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My best PCP ever has pretty good dictation software and was so good that I had a paper copy of my visit notes given to me by her nurse at checkout! Any mistakes in them a”we’re trivial, even sometimes humorous like when you ask Siri or Alexa something. I think it’s good when doctors do their notes in the minutes between patients (that’s hopefully part of their appointment scheduling system). When I have to wait 1+ weeks for visit notes to post on my portal, there’s a tendency for more errors or omissions. If I waited until the end of the day or later to summarize my workday, my memory would not facilitate good reports! Boy has the medical system changed - I guess it’s had to in order to keep up with patient expectations and accountability now, and understand how cost constraints make it hard for them to keep up.

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I do try to be forgiving. Understanding, too. I can imagine just from my PCP's overcrowded waiting room what a day's schedule must be like.

Your mentioning Siri reminded me of a funny moment in Michael J. Fox's memoir Always Looking Up, how when he was still not used to a smartphone, he and his wife would be in the midst of a suppertime chat and just happen to mention the name of one of their children or a friend, only seconds later to hear that child's or friend's voice coming from the phone: "Hello? Did you just call me?" Of course, it was Siri who'd made the call. LOL