About this video: So many patients these days have had the unfortunate experience of misdiagnosis or incomplete diagnosis. A consumer asked - 'How can I prevent this from happening to me?" So we ask Dr. Moon this question.
Quotation: "The best way to avoid misdiagnosing a patient is to be consistent. We go through the same procedure, in the same order with everybody when they come in here
Question for Dr. Moon - So many patients these days have had the unfortunate experience of misdiagnosis. Can you explain the process at YWellness to ensure that patients have an accurate diagnosis and get on the right path to treatment?
Dr. Moon's response: I would say the best way that we can avoid misdiagnosing a patient is to be consistent. When a new patient starts, we go through the same procedure, in the same order with everybody when they come in here. For the chiropractic part, we start with our chiropractic exam. We always do the thermography test, we always do the muscle exam, and we always take full spine x-rays. I’m going to let you know a secret. I don’t read the paperwork of why someone comes into our office initially. The reason I do that is I don’t want anything that I read to bias or skew what I’m looking for. If I can help somebody, I will be able to find it by interpreting our analysis from our tests that we do.
Key take away:
- When it comes to what might be going on with you, its best to cover all your basis instead of assuming, what it might be. A consistent thorough exam is key.
- Pay close attention to whether your doctor is cutting corners or running a full exam to figure out the problem.
Trailhead Health Tip:
When working with your doctor, make sure they are not omitting any steps or cutting your visit short in the interest of time. Each exam by a doctor should be complete and thorough. While you may have an idea of why you are going to see the doctor or what might even be going on with you, there may be a possibility that there is some other issue that is causing the problem. The only way to find out is if the doctor does a thorough exam. Bottom line, there is no substitute for a consistent, comprehensive examination.
Dr. Paul Moon, DC, is a family chiropractor who focuses on patients and their families, especially children. He utilizes the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic care along with state of the art technology to diagnose and work with you on a treatment and wellness plan. This video is part of our Educational Series at Trailhead Health, where our community of amazing Doctors and Practitioners share their experiences to help answer your health-related questions.
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