Talking with your doctor

Talking to your doctor

Many people worry about getting the most out of a visit to the Doctor. Perhaps this is because we fear we won’t understand the information we’re given or lack the confidence to question a diagnosis. Isabel Symptom Checker alleviates this worry by arming you with all the information you need to understand your symptoms, giving you the confidence to ask all the right questions.

Use the one the doctors use

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Researching your symptoms prior to a doctor’s visit can be helpful, but only if the information comes from a reliable source. Isabel Symptom Checker is based on the Isabel Pro system which was created for doctors to help them diagnose their patients, and is endorsed by the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal. For this reason, your doctor will recognise you have used the best and most accurate tool available, and that your information comes from reputable sources. A well-informed patient makes a better patient.

Ask questions

It’s understandable to accept your doctor’s first diagnosis as the correct one, and not question their judgement. But just by simply asking your doctor “what else could it be?" or “why is it not this?” is a crucial part of the dialogue, and could be the difference between the correct diagnosis and an incorrect or delayed one.

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You know the most about your symptoms

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Doctors do their best to get to the bottom of your symptoms, asking the questions they think are the most relevant to your case, but things can be missed. If something they are saying does not tie in with what you are experiencing, don’t be afraid to voice your concerns. Doctors are only human and they welcome any information that will help them reach the correct diagnosis with you.

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Hear what people say

Don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews page and see what it is that our many satisfied users love about Isabel Symptom Checker.

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Ready to try it?

Try entering your symptoms into Isabel Symptom Checker to bring up a list of likely diagnoses, so you can discuss the results confidently with your doctor.

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When should I use Isabel?

We have a lot of advice on when it is appropriate to use Isabel Symptom Checker, and how to get the most out of it.

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