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The Pharmacist Answers Podcast

Your health is probably one of the most important things to you.  Yet it can be one of the most complicated things to understand.  Our bodies are meant to work a certain way, but when they don't, we may never be 100% sure why or what to do about it - even after seeing a healthcare professional.

The Pharmacist Answers Podcast is hosted by Cynthia Hendrix, PharmD.  On the Podcast, you can learn the basics of body parts and organ groups, get a glimpse of how disease processes work, and learn some practical steps to take in your own flesh and blood relationships with healthcare providers.

Everyone's health story is different.  No one is truly a "textbook case".  You need someone who sees your uniqueness and help you gain the knowledge and confidence to have conversations, ask questions, and make decisions that are right for YOU!

*The Podcast started out as live conversations on Periscope.

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Apr 4, 2016

Disagreements happen

Be an adult about it.

You can respectfully let your doctor know you've been trying to learn things on your own. Do not say "I learned it on Google.  Provide your doctor with the information from a respectable resource.

It's not about getting the doctor to do it your way, but about everyone gaining knowledge, being respectful, and doing what's best for YOU.

The goal is to build the best healthcare team for YOU

If the disagreement is strong on the doctor's part and they show (or say) they don't want you empowered and participating in the decision-making about your treatment and health, you may need to re-evaluate.

If you find yourself having to choose a new doctor, you can take an opportunity to interview the doctor.  Ask the hard questions.

Insurances and doctors try to imply that you don't have a choice about the doctors you see, but don't be fooled.  You still have the power to choose.

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