How to prepare for your next doctor's appointment

May 05, 2016 by Kathy Nellor

It’s time for your doctor’s appointment.

Whether you go once a year or once a month, there are certain things you should do to prepare.

Make sure you have prepared a list of questions. Write them down. You may think you will remember everything you want to ask, but believe me, if I don’t write my questions down, I get home and realize I have forgotten to ask something. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Doctors love an engaged patient, and there are no silly questions when it comes to your health.

You are the expert on “you” and no one knows your body better or when something isn’t quite right. Trust your instincts and be an active participant in your health care. If you don’t feel like you are being listened to, get a second opinion.

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