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Can you do the #11SecondChallenge?

“I’m going to attempt the #11SecondChallenge to see if I can convey an issue to a doctor before getting cut off.”

“A recent study found that doctors listen to a patient’s concerns seconds before interrupting them.”

“This interruption occurs after the doctor asks the patient why they came in.”

“I’ve been having headaches and a few migraines over the last month. And I’m not completely sure what’s causing them.”

“Sometimes they’re on my left side and I’m very sensitive to noise- and that was 11 seconds.”

Using the hashtag, #11SecondChallenge, see if you can explain your health concerns in 11 seconds.

“So that’s not very long, at all.”

While this may be a fun challenge, make sure your doctors listen.

Advocate for your health.

And speak up if you feel you are being rushed or interrupted.

Originally published: July 24, 2018
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