Q&A: 10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask Your Doctor
Something that is always talked about in Direct Care is the doctor-patient relationship. But how can patients get to know their doctor on a more personal level? Asking questions is one of the best ways to ensure you and your doctor are on the same page and a great way for you to get to know your doctor on a more personal level.
Meet Dr. Kimberly Jones-Mudd, you can call her Dr. Jones. She joined R-Health Ewing last month as a Board-certified Family Physician. You’ll find that Dr. Jones enjoys partnering with her patients to help them achieve their best health, and prefers to take a holistic approach incorporating mind, body, and spirit when creating a plan of care. But, to ensure Dr. Jones’ patients really know her, we asked 10 questions that you most likely always wanted to ask your doctor, yet never did.
Q: How did you end up going into medicine?
Jones: My decision to become a family medicine physician was a calling. Those who know me well will say I spoke of becoming a doctor in elementary school. I looked at other options after graduation from undergrad, but nothing gave me the same fulfillment. I feel compelled to serve others, help people lead healthy lives, and provide the assistance to help with healing when illness occurs.
Q: What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into medicine?
Jones: I’d probably considered law. I was a Political Science Major.
Q: What job would you be terrible at?
Jones: IT, research, or anything that lacks day-to-day human interaction.
Q: What is one stereotype about doctors that you’d like to put to rest?
Jones: I would like people to know that not all physicians are judgemental and while we act as guides in offering care, the patient has autonomy in making decisions.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
Jones: All things Hallmark. If someone were to turn on my TV at any given point, it would most likely be on the Hallmark Channel.
Q: What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Jones: I wouldn’t call it a hobby, but I have always wanted to learn sign language.
Q: Do you have any pets or kids?
Jones: I have a 6-year-old daughter and a dog.
Q: How different was your life one year ago?
Jones: My life has been stable since my daughter was born. It just gets busier in juggling her extracurricular activities.
Q: What are you most likely to become famous for?
Jones: I have no desire to be famous. However, I hope when people think of me, professionally and personally, they see my desire to help others as the thing that motivates me.
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
Jones: My daughter, because I want to serve as a role model for her.
To learn more about Dr. Jones, visit https://www.r-health.md/dr-jones/.