High quality is a commodity that is appreciated by most people. Depending on what the product or service may be, the quality you want may be out of your reach. While that may be true for some goods or services, it should never be true for quality medical care. With a little research and asking around, you should be able to access quality medical care without too much hassle. Below are some things to look for.
One of the main keys to quality medical care is that it be safe. Treatments or methods that don’t seem safe, or that you question, are red flags. If your doctor is preforming some new procedure that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, it’s okay to get a second opinion. You are the master and defender of your body. No doctor should use methods that are unsafe or which inflict harm on their patients.
It’s not uncommon for some patients to grumble about treatments they’ve had that they considered ineffective. Sometimes it’s medication, or it could be something else. The point is, quality medical care is effective. When multiple doctors are being seen for multiple concerns, there should be at least one who has the birds eye view over all of your care and is monitoring medications and treatments to make sure they are working. Without this oversight, you could run the risk of taking medications that are incompatible, or a medication that is nullifying the effect of another medication.
Each patient and each body is unique. Quality medical care takes this under consideration. If your healthcare provider is respectful of your needs and preferences and is guided by your values while treating you, you have quality medical care. Quality medical care does not discriminate. No matter your personal characteristics and socioeconomic status, you should receive the same quality care as everyone else. Another aspect of patient-centered care is respect for your time. Quality medical care will give you the time you need; it won’t waste your time with unnecessary waiting or delays in treatment or services.
Quality medical care is not wasteful. You shouldn’t be subjected to tests you don’t need, medications that are not effective or doctor visits that are unnecessary. It is true that some medications will need adjusting to find the right dose. Not all medications work for everyone. Medicine is not a one-size-fits-all proposition; however, there still needs to be a reasonable measure of efficiency in finding out what works for you.
The care we provide at Pediatric Healthcare is always of the highest quality. We take pride in making sure our level of care is the best we can put out for each patient, no matter what. If you are looking for high quality care for your little ones, contact us. We would be happy to meet your child’s healthcare needs.