5 Tips for Your Next Doctor Appointment 5 Tips for Your Next Doctor Appointment

5 Tips for Your Next Doctor Appointment

If you see your doctor every year for a routine checkup, good for you! Annual exams are important for maintaining health and well-being. Have you ever left the doctor’s office only to realize that you forgot to bring up a significant health issue you’ve been experiencing? Our time with the doctor is limited, so we want to ensure we use that time appropriately. Make the most of your time with your physician using these five tips.

5 Tips for Your Next Doctor Appointment

5 Tips for Your Next Doctor Appointment

  1. Come prepared. Make a list of medications and supplements, concerns, and recent lifestyle changes.
  2. Take notes. Bring a notepad or ask your doctor for a printout of your visit.
  3. Be honest. Don’t fudge the data when you tell the doctor about your health habits.
  4. Ask questions. Make sure you understand any new treatment plans, prescriptions, or diagnoses.
  5. Get resources. Ask your doctor for pamphlets, support groups, or other ways to help you learn more.

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