Dr. O'Connor describes how a woman with knee arthritis should advocate for her condition.
I want to emphasize to people that there’s no question that’s a stupid question. The only question that’s a stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. So when you go to the doctor’s office, it’s really important, come with your list of questions and be prepared. And again, it doesn’t matter how basic or simple it is because if you don’t understand that question, then oftentimes you won’t understand some material that’s related to that.
So, come with a list of questions; ask your questions. I don’t know any doctor that’s not going to answer your questions, and if unfortunately, you happen to encounter one, well then, you may want to find a different doctor, but I don’t think there are very many of them.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.