Doctors Misdiagnose 1 in 10 Patients – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Courtesy of Prevention.com
July 13, 2017 -

Ask The Golden Question: What Else Could It Be? 

With those five words, patients can sometimes prevent their doctors from making cognitive errors. “You’re helping your doctor think outside the box,” says Io Dolka, who recently launched GreyZone, a Seattle-based company that helps patients with difficult-to-diagnose conditions. It’s also useful to ask the doctor if two things could be going on at the same time, she says. “Physicians often look for a unifying diagnosis, but sometimes two different disease processes could be at play.”

 

Io Dolka: