Leading a fulfilling lifestyle begins with putting yourself first!

At Main Street Medical Centers, our patient education is a gateway to the healthiest you’ve ever been. Patient education is best known as the process in which physicians assist patients, their families, and the community in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to make changes to and improve their overall health and well-being. We know that a physician’s job is to check their patient’s health and offer remedies; however, they are also encouraged to reinforce others’ health behaviors, which begins with patient education.  

Why is Patient Education Important?

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by cancer. Often, these diseases and illnesses are associated with unhealthy lifestyles, making patient education important in every community. When done effectively, patient education gives you the opportunity to:

  • Take charge of your health.
  • Listen to your body.
  • Create a well-established doctor-patient relationship.

Although not every medical center offers patient education, at Main Street Medical Centers, that is never a question! We care about our patient’s long-term health and strive to see them flourish in every aspect of their lives. Our board-certified physicians are ready to get you in charge of your health starting today.

Remain Active in your Health Care

While doctors are medical industry experts, there’s nothing wrong with remaining active in your health care. We’ve curated a list of tips for how to make the most of doctor’s visits. Disclaimer: The information we provide is tips and, thus, should not take the place of actual conversations you may have with your doctor. 

Before your Doctor's Visit

  • Write down any questions: We suggest writing your questions down before your visit because once you are in the room, it is easy to forget or miss specific questions you have had on your mind.
  • Let the doctor’s office know how they can help you: Be sure your doctor and their staff know your medical history. Being well-informed on your medical background allows medical professionals to distinguish the best treatment options for you.
  • Bring someone: We understand that doctor’s visits can bring many emotions combined with anxiety and stress. Bring a loved one or spouse to write down concerns, questions, or comments to make it easier.
  • Don’t be embarrassed: We can assure you your doctor has seen and heard it all! If you are planning to discuss a medical concern that is deeply personal, plan what you would like to say in advance so that when the moment comes, you know how to articulate it properly.

During your Doctor's Visit

  • Explain your symptoms: You know what you are feeling better than anybody else. Have an open and honest conversation with your doctor, filling them in on all your symptoms, even if you believe they are insignificant. Once your doctor understands every single one of your symptoms, they will be able to assist you better.
  • Ask questions: There is no such thing as a silly question in the medical field! Always ask questions along the way to fully understand what your doctor is telling you. It would help if you considered keeping an open mind when conversing with your doctor. They want the best for you and are exhausting all their efforts for your health.
  • Take notes: Whether you go on your visit alone or bring someone with you, you should always take notes. It may be challenging to remember all the information relayed to you, so if you have it in writing, it makes it much easier to refer back.

Main Street Medical Centers is here to guide you toward a path of prime health. Our medical experts have the knowledge, expertise, and drive to help you flourish for years to come. Contact us today.

How Can We Help You?

We use our high-quality, compassionate medical services at Mainstreet Medical Centers to treat various health issues. We pride ourselves on taking a personal touch; send us a message, and we’ll show you! Kindly complete the form below with your questions or concerns. This form is not encrypted. To protect the confidentiality of your medical information, please do not include any personal health details.

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