I often get asked how patients should best advocate for themselves in the doctors office. I love this video by @Dor_the_grayt that describes the concept of a differential diagnosis, which is essentially a list of the different problems that you may have as a patient. It’s one of the first things we learn in medical school and is an easy way to broaden a conversation with your physician/ to make sure that your concerns are heard.
1) Ask for the differential diagnosis is. 2) Ask how they ruled out the differential diagnosis. 3) Keep asking and let them get mad