Getting your patient’s whole story isn’t easy.
There's not enough time.
You’re running between back-to-back appointments, trying to be efficient, and worrying about documentation. On top of that, you don’t have the time you need with each patient to get their whole story.
It's hard put together a mental picture of what’s going on.
Between listening to patients with complex stories, digging through the EHR, and sorting through faxed paperwork, it’s almost impossible to build a coherent story in your mind and keep track of the details.
Especially with new patients.
Even though new patient appointments are longer, it’s still often not enough time to understand the full picture.