Medical misinformation can lead to serious difficulties: Kamna Tank

Kamna Tank is an experienced dietician based in Ahmedabad and currently works with Nutrificious Diet Clinic.

What is the best thing you enjoy about treating patients?

Helping patients to indulge in healthy ways and make them understand how they can improve their lifestyle habits or better way of living is the best part of my job.

When is a patient easy to treat?

It is easy to treat those patients who listen to us carefully and try to understand our decisions regarding their treatment procedures.

When is a patient difficult to treat?

It becomes difficult when patients start feeling overconfident that they know better than the healthcare expert, who in reality is the trained professional helping them towards a healthier life. In many cases, patients hide important information as per their convenience, which makes our job tough.

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 a patient knows the basics of their health condition, then it becomes easy for them to understand why a certain treatment procedure is followed.

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

A patient can improve their knowledge about the treatment procedure through credible online research, from reliable sources and by communicating with healthcare professionals.

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

It is a huge problem. Medical misinformation is dangerous for the society. Incomplete or wrong medical information can lead to serious difficulties for people.

A few advice that you always give to your patients

Always believe in yourself. Do not indulge in things just because someone told you or you have seen your family/friends doing the same. Instead, consult your healthcare experts and follow their suggestion for any health related queries.

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