What to Say to Your Doctor if You’re Not Being Heard

It’s all too common for doctors to blow off women’s complaints, or to blame everything a fat person of any gender reports as being due to their size. If you think a doctor isn’t listening to you, here are some tips as to what you can say in response.

I know of one excellent technique that isn’t included in the article. If your doctor refuses to order a test or treatment that you believe to be important, say, “I want it recorded in my record that you refused to order X test (or treatment).” Many doctors will change their minds if their refusal to treat you is going in your records.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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