Not everything that is on the internet is true, so trust your doctor: Dr Manik Mathur

Dr Manik Mathur, MBBS, Diploma in Vascular Medicine (CCCU, UK) and Clinical Ph.D. (Nottingham, UK), is a member of American Academy of Neurology, associate member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, and a consultant neurologist, GNRC Hospitals, India.

What is the best thing you enjoy about treating patients?

I love the satisfaction that I have when patients get well and positive outcomes of my treatment procedures.

When is a patient easy to treat? 

The patients who trust their doctors and their treatments are the easiest to treat.

When is a patient difficult to treat?

The treatment of patients who delay their treatment becomes difficult as time is everything, especially in the cases of strokes.

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

If the patient is aware of the treatment strategies, it is always helpful as it encourages mutual work towards the betterment.

How can a patient improve his knowledge about the treatment procedure (apart from consulting the doctor, of course)?

A patient can improve their knowledge by reading the latest information about pathology on various reliable platforms.

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

It is a big problem as every information that you get on google is not correct and if patients start depending on such misinformation, then the job of a doctor becomes even more tough.

A few advice that you always give to your patients (about staying healthy, about escaping misinformation etc.)

I always ask my patients to not trust everything that is on the internet as not everything is right there. Trust your doctors.

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