As all good family physician's wives know, most complaints are self-limited and most patients will get better in the morning on their own. This is why " Take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning" is still extremely good medical advise
Tincture of time is often the best healer; and if things aren't better by morning , then the doctor can start a more detailed evaluation.
Today, instead of advising patients to take 2 aspirins, I advise them to take an iPill. An iPill is an information therapy prescription and has an equally useful role to play ! It helps to reassure patients that their symptoms are unlikely to be serious; and helps them to make better decisions.
At the end of each consultation, along with giving them pills, doctors need to give iPills as well - personalised information therapy prescriptions !
There are many ways of prescribing this - and digital tools are often the best way of delivering these.