Being your own best doctor

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Many of you know that my final reminder in most of my medical communication is the statement; “Remember, you are your own best doctor”. This is a nudge to take ownership of your health goals while understanding that any professional health care meeting should be a two-way communication on issues and therapies.

This discussion calls into play one of the principle tenants of medical ethics namely that of “Autonomy”. This concept reminds us that we are in charge of deciding on interventions on our person and