Honesty Is the Best (Health Care) Policy
The patient-doctor relationship is confidential, critical and sacred — and it can't work without trust. Lying to a health care provider makes the doctor's job harder and could potentially jeopardize the health of the patient, yet people do it all the time. Some lie out of embarrassment over subjects like sex, stigma with issues like depression, shame about behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse, or even to convince themselves that they’re leading a healthier life than they actually are. No matter the reason, honesty is truly the best policy in the doctor's office, so avoid these common fibs.