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How can I choose the right urgent care center?

More and more patients in New York are opting for urgent care. These clinics are suited to injuries and conditions that require immediate care but aren’t life-threatening, such as cold/flu symptoms or minor sprains. While many urgent care centers go above and beyond when treating their patients, it’s still important to choose a clinic wisely to prevent serious issues, such as misdiagnosis, from occurring. EverydayHealth.com recommends asking the following questions when looking for a suitable urgent care center for you and your family.

Radiological errors highlighted in study

Whether getting a routine screening, such as a mammogram, or undergoing an ultrasound to investigate a specific set of symptoms, people in New York deserve to know that their test results will be accurately read. This is an integral component to ensuring a diagnosis, if necessary, is accurate and made in a timely manner. This, in turn, ensures that the right treatment can be commenced as promptly as possible.

Does a difficult label reduce the quality of your medical care?

You may never know exactly what medical professionals in New York write in your medical charts, but you could reap the effects of what is written. If you get labeled as being difficult, it could greatly affect how you are treated and the level of care that you receive. According to Science Daily, a difficult patient often includes someone with disruptive behavior or alcohol or drug abuse issues or someone who is demanding, questions the doctor, acts helpless or doesn't take doctors advice or follow instructions.

Your information delivery can prevent mistakes

Usually, when you have the need to visit an emergency room, the conditions surrounding your visit are stressful. As such, it can be easy to get distracted or be so caught up in the moment that you fail to articulate your symptoms and injuries as clearly as you should. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to learn about the benefits of being well-informed patients and understanding the importance of full disclosure. 

Patients who take charge can prevent medical mistakes

While it would be ideal that people could place full trust in all of the doctors in New York, there are inevitably some that are not capable of providing the standard of care that patients have the right to receive. In some cases, health care facilities lack proper communication skills that prevent the necessary parties from receiving critical patient information. In other cases, health care workers may not take adequate time to listen to a patient or learn about different symptoms. Then, there are the doctors who are careless or reckless and do not value the input of their patients. 

Is understanding prescription labels important?

Your doctor in New York has just given you a new prescription to help you fight off discomforting symptoms that you have been experiencing for quite some time. Relieved, you just start taking the new medication without a second thought to potential side effects. However, not understanding the prescription you are taking could put you at risk of severe injury if you begin taking the drug without a proper understanding of its use and side effects. 

Why is cancer often misdiagnosed?

A cancer misdiagnosis, whether positive or negative, is a serious issue for New York medical providers. Telling someone they have cancer when they do not can lead to unneeded stress and medical procedures. Not diagnosing cancer in a patient can be even more serious. If you are misdiagnosed and you really do have cancer, it can allow time for the cancer to grow and spread, making it more difficult to treat. You may wonder why cancer is misdiagnosed and if it happens often.

What are the risks of untreated C diff.?

A C. diff infection can be very serious if left untreated. The risk of an infection is high if you are in a New York health care facility or have been on antibiotics. Since it is so easily transmitted, you really cannot protect yourself from getting it, especially if you are in the hospital and under the care of medical professionals. If your doctor fails to diagnose the condition, it could lead to complications that could impact your health in serious ways.

Medical conditions that are often misdiagnosed

Many people do not realize how common misdiagnoses are in the medical community. According to USA Today, the frequency of medical misdiagnosis in the health care community is between five and 44 percent; that comes out to millions of misdiagnoses a year.

What questions should you ask to avoid a drug interaction?

You have recently been prescribed a new medication to take to help relieve symptoms you have been experiencing for quite some time now. You have met with your health care provider in New York and received a minimal amount of information about the purpose of the new drug. Understanding how to use it properly is critical to protecting yourself from a deadly drug interaction. 

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