New York, NY Internist Dr. Marina Gafanovich Believes in Patient Education
Manhattan M.D., Dr. Gafanovich believes in education, for herself and her patients.She continually strives to increase her knowledge in medical practices, conventional and complementary.She spends a great deal of time translating this information into something that her patients and the public can read and ingest.These articles are posted on our website and can be picked up at the office.
Dr. Gafanovich believes that patient education is essential to maintain and improve patient health and even slow down deterioration in some cases. That is because an informed patient is more prone to follow treatment requirements as well as participate in his or her treatment to be able to improve outcomes.
There are several benefits that can be derived from an informed patient. These include an increase in the patient’s ability to cope with his health issues if any, to make the patient more inclined to understand diagnoses and different treatment options, to enable patients to follow a healthcare plan, to help promote healthier behaviors, to promote the patients’ confidence in self-care, and to empower the patient in making decisions that are related to their care.
Patient education is often overlooked due to time constraints, cultural differences, communication barriers, patient or physical discomfort and other similar factors. However, it is important to realize that patient understanding is critical for effective treatment. Patients who are more informed and well-aware of their health status and health condition are more likely to invest their time and effort in treatment. Also, an informed patient is able to discuss health-related matters with their physicians and this helps build a better relationship between the patient and they doctor. However, it is imperative that the information provided to the patient is accurate and relevant.
Dr. Gafanovich believes in promoting appropriate patient and family education because it helps increase the overall patient satisfaction level as well improve patient compliance to treatment.
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New York, New York