Listen to your doctors and don’t fall prey to misinformation: Dr Ankit Kumar Sinha

Dr Ankit Kumar Sinha, MBBS, DTCD, DNB is an interventional pulmonologist. He is currently working as Senior Consultant at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh.

What is the best thing you enjoy about treating patients?

The experience of being able to treat and help in the healing process of a patient is the best thing about treating patients for me.

When is a patient easy to treat?

It is easy to treat patients when they do not hinder the process by asking questions about something that is not related to their treatment.

When is a patient difficult to treat?

It becomes difficult to treat patients when they don’t have faith on their doctors and their treatment process.

How helpful is it to the treatment course, if the patient is knowledgeable about the treatment procedure, benefits, risks etc.?

It is very helpful because if patients have some basic understanding of their health condition, then the doctors will save a lot of time and energy that is involved in explaining it. It also encourages compliance of the patients with the treatment procedure suggested by their doctors.

How can a patient improve their knowledge about the treatment procedure?

Patients can read about their health conditions from reliable sources on the internet. However, they should always discuss the information they get from these sources with their doctors.

How does medical misinformation act as a problem in the overall treatment procedure?

Medical misinformation can be a serious threat to people’s health as well as their lives.

A few advice that you always give to your patients… 

Patients should always discuss with their doctors about their doubts and concerns.

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