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I am Dr. Natasha.
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Any other medical problems or medications?
well, this is a tricky sitution
it can be from cancer or from smoking or from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
the question is
can you convince her to get an xray?
what if she has cancer, do you think that she would under go treatment?
I have been trying to bring up the subject for ages now. When I do she gets really angry. she doesn't like going to the doctors. She had to g earlier in the year because of her back and it sounds like the doctor was a bit rude to her and brushed her off so she now feels like she doesn't want to waste people's time. i thin if she knew there was something wrong she would undergo treatment.
have you had this conversation with her?
I was wondering if GPs surgerys do routine health check ups of elderly people? She is 70 and I thought maybe she should be called in by the surgery as she has only ever rarely been to the doctors? Is this something the surgery should be doing?
They sure do
they can also do a house call if that makes her feel more comfortable
and part of the surgery's job is routine health maintenance
labs, cholesterol, etc
what could i do to get them to contact her to arrange a health check?. if she knew i had contacted them she would go absolutely mad so it has to look as if they are just contacting her routinely?
Honestly, you need to get her approval on this one
there is nothing more challenging trying to treat a patient who does not want to be treated
you could approach it by asking her to do YOU this favor because you are worried about her
yeah, i suppose i just have to try and find the right time to broach the subject again!
if you make her feel she is helping you or if you can do this as a family- like get a family check up
then that may be better
because she will be made if she feels you are pulling one over her!
thank you for your advice.
you are welcome
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