A physician, medical practitioner or medical doctor practices medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. This is accomplished through a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment — the science of medicine — and its applied practice — the art or craft of medicine.
- You go to the doctor when you are injured in an accident, fall down, get bitten by a dog, come down with a virus, or numerous other physical and mental conditions.
- Nobody knows your body like you know your body. A doctor sees numerous patients a day so voice your ailments when you are in front of them. Don’t expect them to be mind readers.
- Doctors want to help you that is why they went to school for over 20 years of their lives. However, they are human and this should always be remembered.
- Immediately go to an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility, if you have been injured in an accident and feel your injuries arise to this degree. Do not wait on permission from the at fault’s insurance company. They do not dictate your injuries and recovery.
- When you see a doctor or go to a medical facility make sure you utilize your health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Workers’ Compensation benefits, etc. If you have these supplemental payment arrangements: use them.
- Why will my doctor not see me if I was in a wreck? That’s a great question. Ask them. More likely than not, it comes down to money and they want to get paid and not have to wait, which allows insurance companies to starve you out.
- A great investigation and quick read is Christi Myers of HOUSTON,TX’s (KTRK) report entitled "Doctors Might Turn You Away After a Wreck".